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Charges against Angolan investigative journalist and Index award winner Rafael Marques de Morais have been dropped
Index award winning investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais's criminal defamation trial is set to resume today
The journalist, who exposed corruption and serious human rights violations connected to the diamond trade in Angola, is due in court again on 14 May
Index calls on South Africa's government to protect the right of individuals to freedom of expression guaranteed by the country's constitution. Further, South Africa must provide protection for Dala.
Rafael Marques de Morais, joint winner of the 2015 Index journalism award, is currently facing criminal defamation charges for his work exposing human rights abuses in Angola. Despite the current charges, Marques de Morais continues to work for a fairer Angola.
Just days after being named the joint winner of the journalism award at the 15th Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards, Rafael Marques de Morais appeared in court for exposing corruption and human rights abuses
Amran Abdundi is a women's rights activist based in northeastern Kenya. She runs the Frontier Indigenous Network, an organisation which mobilises female peace builders and rights activists to set up shelters along the dangerous border with Somalia.
Rafael Marques de Morais is an Angolan journalist and human rights activist. He is currently facing nine charges of defamation after publishing on human rights abuses committed during diamond mining operations in Angola.
Daniel Bergner is an author and journalist who writes for New York Times Magazine; in 2005 he won an Index award for his book Soldiers of Light, which told the stories from inside war-torn Sierra Leone.
Africa’s “forgotten crisis” is exacerbated by a breakdown in the media, which forces the population to live in an information blackout.
Data journalist Raymond Joseph reports on how low-cost technology is helping African newsrooms get hold of information that they couldn't previously track