freedom of the press

The pandemic vs. freedom of the press

By Mark A. Bonta / April 2, 2020 / Comments Off on The pandemic vs. freedom of the press

The free flow of information, and the responsible practice of journalism, are critical for the preservation of democratic society at a time of global pandemic. Both public health and public accountability are at stake. The Daylighter’s latest coronavirus brief takes a look at how press freedoms, and the public interest, are under pressure the world […]

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Journalist released in Cameroon

By Heather Bourbeau / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Journalist released in Cameroon

Cameroonian authorities released journalist Mimi Mefo after almost two weeks of detention over accusations of propagating false news and committing cyber crimes. Cameroon is divided between the western Anglophone regions and the eastern Francophone regions, and is in the grips of an¬†increasingly violent separatist crisis. Mefo, who works for the privately owned broadcaster Equinoxe TV […]

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Eritrea: No refuge for the press

By Heather Bourbeau / September 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Eritrea: No refuge for the press

Eritrea is the most censored country in the world, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. (North Korea and Saudi Arabia are second and third.) On September 18, 2001, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (in power since 1993) banned seven independent newspapers and imprisoned 11 senior government officials. Five independent journalists arrested in 2001 may have died while in […]

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