Articles by Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS)
Independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon was accused of allegedly making comments against Somaliland’s president while expressing support for the president of Somalia on social media.
2017 is turning out to be a hopeful year for Uganda, as justice is finally being served for numerous violations against journalists.
Between 25 January and 1 April 2017, a total of 11 journalists and one media organisation have been attacked in Somalia, making it one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist in Africa.
A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. To date, not one security agent has been prosecuted for any of the killings in the three countries.
On 31 January 2017, anti-corruption activist Abdul Fatoma was arrested without a warrant, shortly after speaking on the radio about a national corruption scandal. Police confiscated Fatoma’s passport the following day.
Internet shut down in two anglophone regions follows protests over government decision to impose French in schools and courts.
On World Radio Day, members of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) send an audio message calling on governments in the region to ensure that radio operates freely and independently.
Tensions continue to rise after the government cracks down on dissent following its decision to introduce the use of French language in courts and schools in English-speaking regions.