Category : Africa

Freedom of expression in Africa. Index on Censorship covers free speech, freedom of religion, artistic freedom on the continent of Africa.

Abraham Zere: After 15 years of fear Eritreans read between the lines

alt informationIt initially sounded like a joke; gradually it got serious and then tragic. A decade and a half later, it is catastrophe.

#IndexAwards2016 Fellowship update: “We want change now”

alt informationIn the short three months since the Index on Censorship Awards, the 2016 fellows have been busy striking for stronger freedom of expression around the world

Nelson Mandela International Day: Index remembers apartheid-era South Africa

alt informationToday is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day to remember Mandela’s achievements in democracy, human rights and peace. Holly Raiborn

Podcast: Kenyan journalist forced into hiding after reporting the news

alt informationYassin Juma is an extraordinary journalist, who has taken great personal risk to get the story of what is happening in the war that is being waged in Somalia against Al-Shabaab

Protests mark a year since #Angola17 arrests

alt informationDemonstrations are being held in Brussels, Luanda, Pretoria and Paris to mark one year since the arrest of an Angolan book club's members.

Zambezi News: Satire leaves “a lot of ruffled feathers in its wake”

alt informationOne of the great difficulties with satire is that often those who actually get it are those who are already on board with the message.

8-9 July: The power of hip hop

alt informationA conference followed by a day of performance to consider hip hop’s role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world.

Letter: Eritrea must free imprisoned journalists

alt informationOn World Press Freedom Day, Index Youth Advisory Board calls for the release of imprisoned journalists in Eritrea and urges the government to end its persecution of media workers

Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom

alt informationSome of the worst countries for religious freedom are Burma, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Eritrea, Iran

Angola: Index condemns jailing of 17 activists for anti-government “rebellion”

alt informationIndex is appalled at the sentencing of Angolan activists whose "crime" was taking part in a reading group discussing ideas of democracy.

#IndexAwards2016: Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo campaigns against political corruption

alt informationBorn in 1987, the same year Mugabe became president, Moyo was political from a young age

#IndexAwards2016: Vanessa Berhe is fighting for freedom of expression in Eritrea

alt informationCampaigning for a free Eritrea since the age of 16, Vanessa Berhe can even count the Pope as a supporter