Prominent Mozambican economist Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco told a Maputo court on 24 August that a Facebook post he wrote in November 2012 was intended as part of a political debate on the problems the country faced, and not an attack on the honour and dignity of the then president, Armando Guebuza. Castel-Branco is...

3 September 2015

On 21 August, stakeholders in Zimbabwe’s internet sector met at the National Internet Governance Conference hosted by MISA-Zimbabwe in Harare. The conference participants agreed on 14 guiding “principles and actions on internet governance in Zimbabwe.” The seventh principle emphasised the importance of decriminalising expression to enable information flow freely. According to a statement...

27 August 2015

Mbabane – On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, the Supreme Court in Swaziland upheld an appeal brought by human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu against their conviction on two charges of contempt of court and their two year prison sentences. The Court ordered their immediate release from prison. Maseko and...

30 June 2015

The government of South Africa recently signed a ‘Plan of Action’ with the People’s Republic of China on “areas of cooperation in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).” A press statement released by the South African government says “the agreement strengthens existing ties between the two countries in the area of Information and Communication...

23 June 2015

In Recognition of the One Year Anniversary of Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini’s Arrest on 1 May 2014 1 May 2015 marks one year in detention for Swazi political activists Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is initiating a Twitter campaign to draw attention to Masuku and Dlamini’s cases and the rule of law crisis...

19 May 2015

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13 April 2015

A Report on the Media Law Reform in Africa Conference in Cape Town by Christian Echle and Katharina Lang. In many African countries, freedom of expression and editorial independence of the media, are often only guaranteed on paper. In many cases media laws from the colonial era continue to be or are altered...

7 November 2014
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