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CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists

August 16, 2019 12:32 PM ET

CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.

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Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone arrested in Botswana

September 12, 2014 5:47 PM ET

Cape Town, September 12, 2014--The image of Botswana as a bastion of press freedom and good governance has been dented following the arrest of an editor of a privately owned newspaper, and the seizure of his computer....

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Why South Africa's media fight matters to Botswana

September 15, 2010 11:08 AM ET

For Batswana journalists, news that their South African colleagues are busy warding off a proposed statutory media tribunal from the ruling African National Congress sounds all too familiar. For more than a decade, the government of Botswana has been trying to push a media law that would effectively shift the whole...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Africa Developments

February 16, 2010 12:02 AM ET

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Journalists in Exile: 2007

June 17, 2007 5:01 PM ET

At least three journalists a month flee their home countries to escape threats of violence, imprisonment, or harassment. By Elisabeth Witchel and Karen Phillips...

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August 21, 2005 8:00 PM ET

AUGUST 2, 2005 Posted: August 17, 2005 Rodrick Mukumbira, Ngami Times, Agence France-Presse, IRIN EXPELLED The government sent a July 27 letter to Mukumbira, a Zimbabwean national who had been working in Botswana since 2002, revoking his work and residence permits and ordering him to leave the country within seven...

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Journalist's expulsion draws concern

August 9, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is troubled by your government's recent expulsion of Rodrick Mukumbira, a Zimbabwean national who had been working as a journalist in Botswana since 2002. Local press freedom groups have expressed concern that the expulsion may be linked to his work.

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Africa Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

Although the Kenya-based East African Standard, one of Africa's oldest continuously published newspapers, marked its 100th anniversary in November, journalism remains a difficult profession on the continent, with adverse government policies and multifaceted economic woes still undermining the full development of African media....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Botswana

March 31, 2003 12:09 PM ET

Though journalists and human rights observers generally consider the independent press in Botswana free, the government proved in 2002 that it is unwilling to tolerate negative coverage from state media....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Ivory Coast

March 31, 2003 12:05 PM ET

Hopes were high in July that Ivory Coast's political crisis would end after a judge in the capital, Abidjan, confirmed that former prime minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara, the leader of the opposition Rally for Republicans (RDR), is an Ivory Coast citizen....

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