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Indian Senior Journalist arrested over extortion charges

A senior Indian journalist was arrested by police on Friday over charges of extorting money from a state minister with a sex video clip, officials said. Vinod Verma, a freelance journalist, who has worked with the BBC and the Amar Ujala Hindi news group, was picked up from his house …

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9 Tanzanian journalists suspended over fake Trump news

A popular Tanzanian television station has suspended one of its top presenters alongside eight others, for disseminating fake news in which US President Donald Trump praised Tanzanian president John Magufuli. In the fake article which was published last week, it reported that Trump hailed Magufuli for his fight against corruption, …

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Zimbabwe: ‘Female journalists, interns face high level of sexual harassment’

A report by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) has revealed that there is a high level of sexual harassment among journalists in the country. The report released in partnership with the Norwegian Union of Journalists follows statistics released last year that pegs the monthly reported sexual abuse cases in …

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Sudanese journalist faces death sentence over condom article

A female Sudanese journalist has gotten herself into trouble over her article on condom use. According to The East Africa report, Ms Shamail Alnour is being accused of apostasy for her article on the use of condom as a protection against the HIV/Aids scourge. Her article had explained how condoms …

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Ghana: Mahama Ayariga says i don’t need a lawyer to say the truth

Mahama Ayariga, who is at the centre of a parliamentary bribery scandal, says he is ready to storm the committee investigating matter without a lawyer because he is carrying the truth. The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and other MPs are being probed after he claimed the Energy Minister …

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Ivory Coast arrests six journalists over mutiny ‘false information’

Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for “spreading false information” about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers and the public prosecutor said. The move came after elite forces became the latest troops to protest over pay in recent weeks in the West African nation, …

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