Tanzania / 2004

Court ruling keeps Zanzibar independent paper closed

November 30, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 30, 2004—The popular weekly Dira, Zanzibar's only independent newspaper, remains shuttered after a court refused to reverse a one-year-old government ban. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities to lift the "outrageous" ban, and repeal laws that allow the government to silence critical reporting. The High...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Africa Analysis

March 11, 2004 12:08 PM ET

Although the number of journalists in prison in Africa at the end of 2003 was lower than the previous year, African journalists still faced a multitude of difficulties, including government harassment and physical assaults. Many countries in Africa retain harsh press laws. In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks...

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