Zone 9 Bloggers Move to Trial on Amended ATP Charges in Ethiopia

The United States is concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s January 28, 2015, decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

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Reported Release on Bail of Six Journalists in Eritrea

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 27, 2015   The United States welcomes reports of six journalists released on bail in Eritrea. We note with deep concern that the government continues to detain other journalists, reportedly as many as 17. We encourage the government […]

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Burundian journalist arrested, charged after not revealing source

Burundian authorities imprisoned the director of the privately owned Radio Publique Africaine on Tuesday and charged him with complicity in murder, according to news reports.

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Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones

Tigo ( today announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will provide Tanzanians with unlimited music experience.

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Languages for distributing your press releases in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, January 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Did you know that there are more than 2,000 different languages spoken across Africa, some of which are spoken by just a few communities and others are used by millions of people and hundreds of media houses?   Sixteen African countries have two or more official […]

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Gambia radio station censored, director harassed after foiled coup

An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from January 1 to 4 after a failed coup attempt in the country has been allowed back on air, but ordered to play only music

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