AFEX supports JED in urging government to prioritise safety of journalists in DRC

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The judges of the Constitutional Court address the court during their pronouncement in a case, Kinshasa, DRCongo, 19 January 2019, CAROLINE THIRION/AFP via Getty Images

DR Congo whistleblowers sentenced to death in absentia

Two former bank employees, Gradi Koko and Navy Malela, have been subjected to a smear campaign, been threatened and now face death sentences for exposing illicit financial flows in the DRC.

Nanou Kazaku, a reporter for Goma-based Radio UB-FM, Facebook/Merveilles Kiro

Journalist Nanou Kazaku shot while covering protest

Radio journalist Nanou Kazaku undergoes emergency surgery after being shot while covering a protest in Goma in the DRC.

A local police officer is seen before a patrol in Butembo, north of Kivu, 18 May 2019, as Ebola treatment centres were coming under attack by the Mai-Mai rebel group. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

Media under threat from militia groups in eastern DRC

Journalists and media outlets in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo are under constant threat from Mai-Mai militiamen and other armed groups.