AMDF condemns Detention of Bostwanan Journslists

Botswana authorities must drop all charges against journalist David Baaitse and Kenneth Mosekiemang. The Bostwanan journalists who were accused of taking pictures of an unmarked building allegedly belonging to the Directorate on Intelligence Service (DIS) had their phones and camera confiscated by the DIS agents. Local report says Baaitse and Mosekiemang were arrested on June…

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AMDF Calls For Release Of Jailed Algerian Journalist Ali Djamel Toubal

Africa Media Development Foundation expresses concern over the arrest and sentence of Algerian journalist Ali Djamel Toubal on June 17th, by Algerian authorities. Colleagues and members of Journalists’ Corporation of the Wilaya of Mascara also expressed surprise on turn out of events after Toubal was summoned to the Mohammadia Court only for him to be…

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AMDF Calls For Release Of Egyptian Journalist Detained On Fake News Charges

  Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is calling on Egyptian authorities to immediately release arrested journalist, Mohamed Monir and drop all charges against him. The journalist is said to have a failing health, therefore keeping him in custody will be unfair and cause more damage to his health. Report says Mohamed Monir was taken by…

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AMDF Tasks Cameroonian Authorities To Free Jailed Journalist, Kingsley Njoka

Kaduna (Nigeria) 10th June, 2020: Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) condemns the arrest and detention of Cameroonian journalist, Kingsley Njoka Fomunyuy by the country’s authorities. Njoka was arrested since 15th May, at his residence in Duola, with charges of sponsoring anglophone separatists, but his lawyers and family only saw him last week. A freelance journalist,…

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AMDF Expresses Shock Over Death Of Cameroonian Journalist, Wazizi, While In Custody

Kaduna (Nigeria) 6th June, 2020: Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) receives with shock the news of the death of Cameroonian Journalist, Samuel Wazizi, who died in custody, describing it as unfortunate. Spokesman of Cameroonian Ministry of Defence, Colonel Cyrille Serge Atonfack, on Friday issued a statement saying the journalist died of sepsis since 17th August…

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Press Freedom: AMDF Calls On Cameroonian Authorities To Provide Answers On Whereabout Of Samuel Wazizi

Kaduna (Nigeria) 5th June, 2020: Cameroonian authorities should break the silence and disclose the whereabouts, or provide proof of life for detained journalist Samuel Wazizi. Since his arrest 10months ago, family, friends and colleagues have sought answer about his whereabouts and health condition but all to no avail. Report says Wazizi’s family have tried several…

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