Journalists in Nigeria believe there is a lot more that can be done to protect press freedom in the country. According to them, institutions such as government agencies and media professional bodies should commit and do more to ensure an environment where free press is achieved.


Courtesy Photo:Journalists protest to mark World Press Freedom day 2022 in Lagos

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) warns that lack of press freedoms in Nigeria is a threat to the country’s democracy. According to the CPJ, a minimum of 14 journalists were detained, attacked or harassed while covering the February 2023 Nigerian general elections.

Female Journalists fight to save narrowing media space

Maha Salaheldin

Female journalists continue to fight for better spaces within which to practice journalism in Egypt.

A lot has been written about the state of media freedom in Egypt with some reports branding the country as a top jailer for journalists and others saying it operates a highly restrictive environment for the media in general.


The practice of critical journalism and reporting in Somalia has become a difficult venture as it involves arrests, persecution or even death.

Somalia has maintained its first position as the most dangerous country for journalists in Africa, for the last eight years, and considered as one of the most dangerous places for journalists all over the world.


Photo: (from web) Journalists at a press conference in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Working under a violence free environment has always been a dream to every Somali journalist yet it has been far from reach for a long time. Journalists seem to have lost hope due to increased cases of arrests, cold blood murders, gender-based violence and more, which seems to be a double-edged sword from both the government and the Al-Shabab military group.

Madoxx Ssematimba thrills fans at Bayimba

It was probably the most anticipated act of the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts at National Theatre on 21st September 2014. Ssematimba did not disappoint.

The Reggae Legend who along Henry Tigan was the main artist impressed the fans that showed up at the final day of the Festival on Sunday evening.

Journalism Head New School Dean

The Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi has been voted the new Dean for the school of Languages Literature and Communication (SLLC). Dr. Mushengyezi polled 46 while his challenger, Dr. Edith Natukunda Togboa, polled 23 in a Friday November 29th election at SLLC.
In an interview shortly after his election, Dr. Mushengyezi, was thankful for the overwhelming victory. “I am overwhelmed by the support from the entire school that have made this landslide victory possible, and that challenges me deliver,” he said.


Best public speakers 2013 crowned

The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), Makerere University, has awarded the best public speaking students following a highly heated race.
Robert Kitenda Gobbi and Fredrick Magonga Musisi won the awards for best public speakers 2013 The Art of Public Speaking course.
Kitenda scooped the grade category beating four contenders, to take home a trophy, while Magonga lifted the certificate crown beating 5 other contestants.

Press Freedom Under Threat in Kenya’s 2022 Presidential Elections

The presidential candidates in 2022 Kenyan presidential elections (L-R): David Mwaure Waihiga, Raila Odinga, William Ruto and Prof. George Wajackoyah. Photo by GETTY IMAGES

Threats against journalists surfaced in the Kenyan presidential elections of 2022 despite strides the media had made to cover them in an objective, balanced and fair manner.

The electoral process was associated with various threats to press freedom. The presidential candidates included David Mwaure Waihiga of Agano Party, Prof. George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party, Raila Odinga of the Azimio coalition, and the eventual winner, William Ruto, of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Who will be the next Journalism head?

Following the election of Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi, the acting head of the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), as the new dean for the School of Languages, Literature and Communication (SLLC), there is an inevitable need to fill the position of head at DJC. Dr. Mushengyezi polled 46 against 23 from his main challenger, Dr. Edith Natukunda Togboa. The position of the school Dean fell vacant in October, when the then dean, Dr.