Tanzanian police on Tuesday denied they had kidnapped a prominent journalist from his doorstep, saying the outspoken critic of President John Magufuli had been detained for questioning over his citizenship.
A hashtag calling for the arrest of journalists briefly became the top Twitter trend in Pakistan Thursday, deepening concern over a shrinking space for dissent in the country.
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has called on the Tanzanian authorities to release the passports of a South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo, who were detained Wednesday night.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of “very severe” consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the Ethiopian government’s attempts to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him under a presidential pardon. “Eskinder, who has spent almost seven years in jail for his work, was one of 746 prisoners due to be pardoned by President […]