MISA honours Namibian editor with 1997 Press Freedom Award
Recent articles in Africa

While investigating alleged police extortion, journalist Omardine Omar was assaulted by officers and detained, and subsequently convicted and fined for civil disobedience.

Media freedom and human rights organisations have requested the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances undertake an independent and impartial investigation into the disappearance of journalist Ibraimo Mbaruco in northeastern Mozambique 3 months ago.

Prominent editor and publisher Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has won a defamation suit against Ghanian member of parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, who has been ordered to pay approximately US$18,000 in damages and retract defamatory statements he made against the journalist.