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Africa

(Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)


Analysis
The printed word is thriving in parts of Africa, but advertisers' clout means they can often quietly control what is published.
 
Analysis
After a decade of unprecedented growth and development, the insistence on positive news remains a significant threat to press freedom in sub-Saharan Africa.

Analysis
How robust are the institutional safeguards that underpin Nelson Mandela's vision of a strong and independent South African media?


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Burundi

5 Years in jail
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Ethiopia

70 News and opinion websites blocked

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Guinea

51 Anti-press attacks
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Gambia

144 Hours of detention
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Nigeria

11th Impunity Index ranking

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Somalia

2nd Impunity ranking
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Swaziland

2 Broadcasting bills passed
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Tanzania

22 Threats and attacks

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Uganda

7 Days police ignored court order
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Zambia

7 Cases against the press
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Zimbabwe

186 Radios confiscated

Country reports in this chapter were written and researched by CPJ Program Coordinator Sue Valentine, CPJ Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita, CPJ's Nairobi-based consultant Tom Rhodes, and CPJ's West Africa consultant Peter Nkanga.




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