AMDF Calls for The Release of Algerian Journalist – Khaled Drareni

Algerian authorities should drop charges of incitement against Khaled Drareni and ensure his unconditional release. Algerian journalist, Khaled Drareni, editor of the the Casbah Tribune News website, and an advocate of press freedom in the country is being accused of “inciting an unarmed gathering” and undermining the nation’s “territorial integrity”, The 40 year old correspondent…

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AMDF Strongly Condemns Unfair Trial Of Photojournalist Ismail Bouzriba Al-Zoui

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) expresses displeasure and condemns the the unfair trial and sentencing of Libyan photojournalist Ismail Bouzriba Al-Zoui. Ismail Al-Zoui was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a military court in Benghazi on May 2020 after 20 months in pretrial detention. The photojournalist was arrested after authorities searched his phone and…

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AMDF Condemns Arrest of Investigative Journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono

Zimbabwean authorities should drop incitement charges against investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. Reports say Chin’ono was arrested on Monday 20th July by police officers ahead of anti government protests planned for the end of this month. “The journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, has a huge following on Twitter, where he regularly posts about alleged government corruption. He has…

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AMDF Congratulates Dapo Olorunyomi on His Int’l Press Freedom Award

Africa Media Development Foundation congratulates Dapo Olorunyomi, the CEO, and publisher of Premium Times on his international press freedom award by international press freedom watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Olorunyomi is the only African among the four courageous journalists the CPJ will honour with the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards. The other three are…

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AMDF Condemns Suspension of Kwanza Online TV (Tanzania)

The Content Committee of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) should review and lift the suspension on Kawanza Online TV. Local reports say on July 2, the contents committee of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority, a department within the country’s broadcast regulator, sent a letter to Kwanza Online TV, an independent local broadcaster, requesting its…

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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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