AMDF Condemns Arrest of Human Rights Journalist – Omar Radi

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is calling on Moroccan authorities to release investigative and human rights journalist Omar Radi and drop all charges against him. Radi was on Wednesday July 29th presented before an investigating judge of the Casablanca court of Appeal, he was charged for undermining the internal and external security of the state, rape and indecent assault…

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AMDF Condemns Attack of Nigerian Journalist, Friday Otabor

Africa Media Development Foundation condemns the attack and harassment of Friday Otabor, a reporter with Nigeria’s “The Nation Newspaper”. Otabor was at the International Conference Centre, Akure, the capital of Ondo state Nigeria, venue of the APC guber primary election, when security operatives descended on him. Reports say the journalist was harassed because he did not put on tags…

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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 also been using his…

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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 from Bangladesh, Iran, and…

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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 management to appear before…

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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 times to visit and…

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AMDF Condemns Attack On South African Journalist, Paul Nthoba, Calls On Authorities To Protect Him

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is calling on South African Police Services to drop all charges against Paul Nthoba, a South African Journalist and tender an official apology for assaulting and causing physical harm to him. AMDF also calls on South African authorities to ensure the safety of the journalist and his family from the possibility of future attacks….

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World Press Freedom Day 2020: A Call To Protect Journalists On The Frontline

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) rejoices with Journalists in Africa on the occasion of the 2020 World Press Freedom Day celebrations. All over the world, May 3rd is set aside to highlight the fundamentals of press freedom, and to commemorate journalists who have lost their lives as champions in the line of duty. It is also a day to…

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