Online Harassment: Lessons from the Philippines

By Julie Posetti Editor’s Note: The nature of threats against journalists are changing as the virtual world spills into the physical. The experiences of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa show how reporters now face targeted online harassment campaigns designed to discredit and silence them. Following is an edited extract from “An Attack On One Is An Attack On All: Successful initiatives to protect journalists…

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AMDF Condemns Impunity against Journalists, Calls for Justice

Africa Media Development Foundation joins journalists all over the world to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists and calls for concerted efforts to protect journalists from every form of harassment and most importantly speed up investigation and prosecute perpetrators of these acts. The safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity cannot be overlooked…

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AMDF Identifies With KUJ, Condemns Killing Of Photojournalist In Kenya

Kaduna (Nigeria): Report reaching Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) says a freelance photojournalist in Kitale Kenya was on 7th September 2016, shot dead by three gunmen. According to Kenya Daily News, the photojournalist, Dennis Ochieng, 25, is suspected to have been killed over some photographs he had taken of a suspect on the police radar, even as the assailants…

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AMDF Condemns Arrest of Nigerian Journalist

Kaduna (Nigeria) – The attention of the Africa Media Development Foundation has been drawn to the recent clamp down on the rights of journalists and bloggers to freedom of expression. Latest of such is the arrest of Emenike Iroegbu, a blogger and publisher of Abia Facts Newspaper by suspected State Security Service operatives on Tuesday in Akwa Ibom, South-south…

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Conference on Internet Freedom Holds in Kampala

Individuals including Journalists interested in internet freedom are invited to the 2016 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, starting Sept. 27 to 29 in Kampala, Uganda The programme will be hosted by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). Topics of discussion include the growing presence of online violence against women; combating hate speech…

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