AMDF Condemns Attack on Journalists in Somalia

Africa Media Development Foundation condemns the continuous attack and intimidation of journalists in Somalia. Local reports on July 5th say armed police attacked and blocked journalists from the Universal TV, Radio Kulmiye, Radio Risaala and Dalsan TV, as they were covering an opposition protest at Daljirka area in Mogadishu. “The police confiscated equipment from Universal…

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AMDF Condemns Arrest Of Mozambican Journalist, Omardine Omar

Mozambican authorities should allow Omardine Omar to seek appeal without interference. Omardine, a reporter for the privately owned news website ‘Carta de Moçambique’, was convicted on charges of civil disobedience and was fined 13,734 meticais (US$200). Report says police detained Omardine on June 25 while he was investigating a complaint about police harassment and extortion…

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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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IWD: AMDF Celebrates Female Journalist Amal Khalifa Idris Habani

As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day, it provides an opportunity to recognise  the achievements  and contributions of women. Thus, Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) celebrates Amal Khalifa Idris Habani, a Sudanese Journalist and Activist for her resilience in the pen profession amidst threats and harassment. Amal khalifa Idris Habani is a freelance journalist…

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Agba Jalingo Regains Freedom After Perfecting Bail Conditions

Cross River Watch Publisher, Agba Jalingo, on Monday, February 17, 2020, regained his freedom after perfecting his  bail conditions. Having spent over five months in prison, Justice Sule Shuaibu of a Federal High Court in Calabar, on Thursday, February 13, admitted the journalist to a N10 million bail, following an application from his lawyer, Attah Ochinke. The court…

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