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Zambia: Death of journalist during childbirth causes outrage

The ministry of health in Zambia is investigating the death of a 29-year-old journalist, Sithembile Zulu who died during childbirth. News of her death has led to a public outcry, with fellow journalists highlighting the issue of maternal deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa accounts for nearly two thirds of global …

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Fearless journalist shot dead in Bangalore

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say. Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood at her doorstep in the city of Bangalore. She was shot in the head and chest by gunmen …

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RSF charges Eritrea to provide info on journalist detained since 2001

Media rights advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has issued a statement tasking the Eritrean government to make known the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held for sixteen years. Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean nationality was arrested in 2001 during a political crackdown in the …

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Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media

Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms. Reporters Without Borders, also known under its French acronym RSF, said on Thursday that users in Egypt have been unable to access its website since August 14. RSF …

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Sudan court fines award-winning journalist

A Sudanese court on Monday ordered award-winning journalist Amal Habani to pay a fine or face jail time in a case where a security officer accused her of preventing him from doing his job. Habani, winner of an Amnesty International prize for reporting on human rights in Sudan, was ordered …

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South Sudan under pressure to lift ban on foreign journalists

South Sudan’s media authority is under pressure to lift ban on 20 foreign journalists from operating or entering the country. The chairman of the authority, Elijah Alier told the media early this month that the unnamed journalists had reported “unsubstantiated and unrealistic stories” that have the potential to incite hate …

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