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Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

Group of death: The worst World Cup countries for free expression

Index has looked at the countries taking part in arguably the biggest show on earth, and put together our own group of death -- the freedom of expression edition

South Africa’s new “ministry of propaganda” aims to control free flow of information

South Africa’s new “ministry of propaganda” aims to control free flow of information

The new ministry of communication seems a direct intervention to stem negative publicity for President Jacob Zuma and the ANC, Christi van der Westhuizen

Nigeria: Journalists targeted in “war on terror”

Nigeria: Journalists targeted in “war on terror”

Nigeria's security agents have abused the pretext of their own “war on terror” to threaten, harass, arrest, detain, and seize the equipment of local reporters. Alastair Sloan reports

Rommy Mom: Nigeria’s gay marriage law is misleading and harmful

Rommy Mom: Nigeria’s gay marriage law is misleading and harmful

One of Nigeria's top human rights lawyers spoke to Index on Censorship about the country's recent anti-gay law and how its wording has resulted in an increase in hate crime against the LGBT community

South Africa: From glory to uncomfortable glare

South Africa: From glory to uncomfortable glare

Olympic glory has melted in the glare of media attention shining a spotlight two athlete's most intimate moments. Firdose Moonda reports

South African band that wrote song about Mugabe denied entry to Zimbabwe

South African band that wrote song about Mugabe denied entry to Zimbabwe

Freshlyground were turned away at Harare International Airport just hours before they were set to play at the closing night of a festival in the capital, Firdose Moonda reports

Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

More than three weeks after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram (BH), an Islamist militant group, the world is finally awake to the tragedy. Zofeen Ebrahim reports

Gambia: Erykah Badu calls off concert for dictator Yahya Jammeh

Gambia: Erykah Badu calls off concert for dictator Yahya Jammeh

The American star cancels scheduled performance at the International Roots Festival. She is not the only musician who has faced criticism over plans to perform for leaders with questionable human rights records, writes Buya Jammeh

South Africa: ANC ahead in media coverage as country votes

South Africa: ANC ahead in media coverage as country votes

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has received an overwhelming majority of media coverage ahead of the country’s fifth democratic election which is it expected to win. Firdose Moonda reports

Gambians campaign for press freedom at UN

Gambians campaign for press freedom at UN

The campaign for media freedom in the Gambia lobbied the United Nations to push the global body to take measures to address media freedom in the West African state.

Uganda: Pushing journalists toward self-censorship

Uganda: Pushing journalists toward self-censorship

In Uganda, journalists are not only dealing with outright censorship. It seems the government of president Yoweri Museveni is employing a strategy that is aimed at pushing journalists towards self-censorship, Jos Van Steelandt writes

Burundi: Nkurunziza targets the press

Burundi: Nkurunziza targets the press

After a bloody civil war, Burundi looked like it had turned the corner, until the country's president rounded on the press with repressive legislation, Jos Van Steelandt reports