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February, 2018

  • 15 February

    Police Assault Journalist In Akwa Ibom

    Samuel Ayara, a journalist at the Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation, was on Wednesday assaulted by a policemen at the State House of Assembly. Reports say Ayara was attacked with tear gas and beaten by the policemen. He claimed he had been going round the offices of the lawmakers to …

January, 2018

  • 8 January

    Family Of Slain Journalist Seeks Justice


    The family of a newspaper editor murdered in Sri Lanka, on Monday criticised the government for failing to bring his killers to justice as they marked the ninth anniversary of his death. Lasantha Wickrematunga, a prominent critic of the former administration, was stabbed days before he was due to testify …

December, 2017

  • 20 December

    Journalist Shot Dead At Christmas Party 

    A Mexican journalist was shot dead on Tuesday at his son’s school Christmas party, authorities confirmed, bringing the total number of journalists killed in the country in 2017 to 12. Unknown assailants burst into the school in the state of Veracruz and shot Gumaro Aguilando in front of children and …

  • 11 December

    Journalist Arrested For Filming Without Permission

      Indian police arrested a freelance French journalist in Kashmir for filming for a documentary without permission. He was also caught violating visa regulations, the city police chief said. Comiti Edward was arrested late Sunday in the Kothibagh area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, Senior SP Imtiyaz Parray …

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    Eight Journalists Charged With Libel


    Uganda has charged eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper with several offences including libel and computer misuse and a court ordered them detained until Dec. 5. The journalists have been in detention for nearly a week after police raided the premises of “Red Pepper” accusing them of publishing …

  • 23 November

    Senior Army Officer Arrested Over Journalist’s Murder


    Indian police have arrested a senior army officer for the murder of a journalist shot dead while investigating allegations of financial fraud against him. Reporter Sudip Dutta Bhaumik was allegedly killed by a junior officer when he went to a paramilitary base in the northeastern state of Tripura on Tuesday …

October, 2017

  • 5 October

    Journalist Gets Bail After ‘Insulting’ Mugabe’s Wife

    A Zimbabwean journalist arrested for writing a story deemed insulting to first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, was granted bail on Wednesday, his lawyers said. Kenneth Nyangani of the privately-owned Newsday newspaper was arrested on Monday over an article that the first lady allegedly donated clothes, including used underwears, to …

September, 2017

  • 21 September

    Journalist Killed On Duty

    A journalist was on Thursday killed in the North-Eastern Indian state of Tripura while covering a protest, police said. Shantanu Bhowmick, 28, from Dinraat news channel, was attacked and abducted late Wednesday while he was at protests held by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura, the state’s police chief AK …

  • 6 September

    Unknown Gunmen Shoot Journalist Dead

        Gauri Lankesh, a 55-year-old prominent journalist, has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, India. Lankesh was found lying in a pool of blood on her doorstep in the city of Bangalore. She was said to have been shot in the head and chest by her …

August, 2017

  • 19 August

    Police Arrest Fake Journalists

    The Nigeria Police Force on Friday announced the arrest of five persons who had allegedly specialised in impersonating journalists to gain access to important occasions so as to steal expensive phones and other items. A statement signed by Jimoh Moshood, the Force’s spokesman, said that those arrested included the gang …

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