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Supporters of a jailed Ugandan lawmaker known as Bobi Wine protest outside the country's embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 23. A Ugandan radio show host was detained overnight after his show broadcast a discussion on the lawmaker's arrest and recent protests. (AP/Khalil Senosi)

Ugandan police arrest and detain radio presenter overnight

Ugandan police on August 17, 2018 detained Samuel Kyambadde, a political show host and news presenter with the privately owned Metro FM, on allegations that he incited violence during his program, Kyambadde told CPJ on August 22. The journalist was released on bond the following day and is required to report daily to the Old…

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SABC acting Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng answers questions about censorship at the broadcaster on December 6. (Madelene Cronjé/MG)

Worrying trends at South Africa’s public broadcaster

South Africa is in the midst of one of its most important political events–the ruling African National Congress’s Mangaung elective conference, which takes place once every five years to shape policy and elect new leadership.  Because of the power of the ANC as South Africa’s leading political party, the conference holds not only the future…

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