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Media ownership structure a threat to freedom of the press in South Sudan

A South Sudan media expert has warned that the media ownership structure in South Sudan poses a major threat to press freedom in the country. William Dhieu, a Journalism Lecturer at the University of Juba, said that media ownership in South Sudan is dominated by former or active ruling party, Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) members, who only toe party line views."The party or government member’s ownership of media makes them partisan and exclude other voices or opinions they do not agree with or support," D

Increased Press Freedom Violation in Zimbabwe during COVID-19 lockdown worries expert

A Zimbabwean media expert has expressed fear over the increased violation of press freedom during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Methu Moyo a media expert and lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology has expressed concern that the COVID-19 lockdown resulted into severe threats and pressures on press freedom. There were several cases of violation of press freedom violation in Zimbabwe. A number of journalists were arrested, charged and harassed during the lock down.