Category : Africa

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

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

Music in Exile: Smockey playlist

alt informationSerge Bambara, aka Smockey, is a hip-hop artist, producer and activist within Le Balai Citoyen, or the Citizen’s Broom, a grassroots political movement

Smockey: “Not everyone is lucky enough to have a microphone in front of them”

alt informationSearching for “dissident artists” online, you’d be forgiven for thinking they are a purely Chinese or Russian phenomenon. But for every Ai Weiwei

Joint letter on internet shutdown in Uganda

alt informationAn international coalition of organisations has called for immediate action to condemn the internet shutdown in Uganda

Raymond Joseph: South Africa’s Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is deeply flawed

alt informationWith the new year comes a new battle in South Africa as critics hit back at the proposed “draconian” Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill they say doesn’t differentiate “between espionage and an act of journalism”.

Angola: Nicki Minaj concert causes controversy

alt informationAs far as reasons to lambast or draw controversy from the head of state in Angola go, you’d expect his taste in music to be some way down the rather long list