Demonstrators clashed with Venezuelan police again Saturday as they descended on the offices of the state media regulator, the latest in nearly two months of often-violent protests demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Youth with their faces covered blocked the main motorway running through Caracas, cutting it off with trucks that they then set […]




Protesters descended Saturday on the offices of Venezuela’s state media regulator, the latest in nearly two months of often-violent protests demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Demonstrations that got underway in late March have claimed the lives of 58 people, as opposition leaders seek to ramp up pressure on Venezuela’s leftist president, whose already-low […]




Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom. Getachew has been in jail since his arrest in December 2015, meaning he could be released from custody as soon as next week, his lawyer […]




Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom. Getachew has been in jail since his arrest in December 2015, meaning he could be released from custody as soon as next week, his lawyer […]




Egypt’s government, already accused of muzzling freedom of expression and opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has blocked access to a host of news websites including Qatar’s Al-Jazeera. Around 20 websites based in Qatar and Egypt have been inaccessible since Wednesday night, including the Doha newspapers Al-Watan and Al-Raya, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Ikhwan Online and […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.