Africa Press Freedom Tracker

This Tracker is developed by Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) to document and display information on press freedom violations in Africa. The platform provides information on attacks, harassments, Imprisonment and deaths of journalists on issues related to their work. It is meant to serve as source of useful information to researchers and press freedom advocates among other users.


SNAPSHOT



SN Incidence Name Organisation Country  Date                      
1 Detention Fitsum Berhane Agence France-Presse Ethiopian 2021-02-27
2 Detention Girmay Gebru BBC’s Tigrinya Ethiopian 2021-02-27
3 Equipment/Property Search Lucy Kassa, Freelance Ethiopia 2021-02-08
4 Death Dawit Kebede Araya Tigray TV Ethiopia 2021-01-19
5 Arrest Bekalu Alamrew Awlo Media Center Ethiopia 2020-12-04
6 Imprisonment Anis Rahmani Ennahar TV Algeria 2020-11-15
7 Attack Stéphane Beti Agence de Presse Panafricaine Ivory Coast 2020-11-09
8 Arrest Medihane Ekubamichael Addis Standard Ethiopia 2020-11-07
9 Detention Yao Alex Hallane Clément PDCI 24 TV Ivory Coast 2020-11-03
10 Attack Suely de Melo Radio Essencial and Economic value Angola 2020-10-24
11 Attack Carlos Tomé Radio Essencial and Economic value Angola 2020-10-24
12 Attack Santos Samuesseca Radio Essencial and Economic value Angola 2020-10-24
13 Attack Leonardo Faustino Radio Essencial and Economic value Angola 2020-10-24
14 Death Pelumi Onifade Gboah TV Nigeria 2020-10-24
15 Arrest Temesgen Desalegn Fitih Magazine Ethiopia 2020-10-14
16 Detention Oga Tom Uhia Power Steering Nigeria 2020-10-13
17 Attack Ferdinand Duruoha Arise News Nigeria 2020-10-11
18 Attack Francis Ogbonna Arise News Nigeria 2020-10-11
19 Attack Tracy Lee Stark The Citizen newspaper South Africa 2020-10-06
20 Attack Marizka Coetzer The Citizen newspaper South Africa 2020-10-06
21 Attack Correio Angolense Correio Angolense Angola 2020-09-25
22 Attack Siona Casimiro Correio Angolense Angola 2020-09-25
23 Detention Tai Javis Mai My Media Prime TV Cameroon 2020-09-22
24 Detention Tebong Christian My Media Prime TV Cameroon 2020-09-22
25 Torture Polycarpe Essomba RFI Cameroon 2020-09-22
26 Equipment/Property Seizure Reinnier Kaze Agence France-Presse (AFP) Cameroon 2020-09-22
27 Threat William Omer Tchuisseu daily La Voix du Centre Cameroon 2020-09-22
28 Threat Lindovi Ndjio la Nouvelle Expression Cameroon 2020-09-22
29 Attack Samson Adenekan Premium Times Nigeria 2020-09-19
30 Attack Nathaniel Offel GeeTV Nigeria 2020-09-19
31 Imprisonment Zechariah Makuach Maror Agamlong, The Dawn, and Juba Monitor South Sudan 2020-09-14
32 Attack Amos Omaska Jallah The News newspaper Liberia 2020-09-13
33 Attack Frances Barnard Broadcasting Corporation Sierra Leone 2020-09-08
34 Detention Khadar Awl Ismail Radio Daljir Somalia 2020-09-06
35 Detention Abdiqani Ahmed Mohammed Radio Daljir Somalia 2020-09-06
36 Threat George Kasakula Mibawa TV Malawi 2020-09-01
37 Attack Esraa Abdelfattah Social Media post Egypt 2020-08-31
38 Detention El-Sayed Shehta Youm7 Egypt 2020-08-30
39 Imprisonment Solafa Magdy Social Media post Egypt 2020-08-30
40 Detention Hany Greisha Youm7 Egypt 2020-08-26
41 Attack Raphael Mlozoa Zodiak Broadcasting Station Malawi 2020-08-25
42 Threat George Kasakula Times Group Malawi 2020-08-23
43 Detention Sami al-Sharif Al-Jawhara Radio Libya 2020-08-23
44 Attack Stevie Kondwa Banda Mibawa TV Malawi 2020-08-18
45 Threat Stevie Kondwa Banda Mibawa Television broadcast Malawi 2020-08-18
46 Detention Mohamed Essawi Cairo 24 Egypt 2020-08-15
47 Attack Stanley Nii Blewu TV3 Ghana 2020-08-12
48 Attack Joseph Armstrong Gold-Alorgbey TV3 Ghana 2020-08-12
49 Detention Rasha Mounir Not Specified Egypt 2020-08-11
50 Imprisonment Khaled Drareni Casbah Tribune Algeria 2020-08-10
51 Detention Belay Manaye Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-08-06
52 Detention Yonatan Mulugeta Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-08-06
53 Arrest Belay Menaye Amhara Satellite Radio and Television broadcaster Ethiopia 2020-08-05
54 Arrest Mulugeta Anberbir Amhara Satellite Radio and Television broadcaster Ethiopia 2020-08-05
55 Arrest Misganaw Kefelgn Amhara Satellite Radio and Television broadcaster Ethiopia 2020-08-05
56 Detention Moncef Aït Kaci France 24 Algeria 2020-07-28
57 Detention Ramdane Rahmouni France 24 Algeria 2020-07-28
58 Attack Moncef Aït Kaci France 24 Algeria 2020-07-28
59 Detention Ramdane Rahmouni France 24 Algeria 2020-07-28
60 Equipment/Property Damage Radio Capital Radio Capital Guinea Bissau 2020-07-26
61 Detention Sadiq al-Rizaigi Al-Sayha Sudan 2020-07-24
62 Attack Nigerian Journalists Various Media Houses Nigeria 2020-07-16
63 Detention Charmarke Saïd Darar La Voix de Djibouti Djibouti 2020-07-15
64 Detention Charmarke Saïd Darar La Voix de Djibouti broadcaster Djibouti 2020-07-15
65 Attack Max M. Richards Jr. Hott FM Liberia 2020-07-09
66 Detention Belay Manaye Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-07-05
67 Detention Mulugeta Anberbir Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-07-05
68 Harassment Jacob Nwosu Eastern Lead Newspaper Nigeria 2020-06-30
69 Arrest Godfrey Mtimba VOA (Voice Of America) Zimbabwe 2020-06-29
70 Detention Omardine Omar Carta de Moçambique Mozambique 2020-06-25
71 Attack Yomi Olomofe Prime Magazine Nigeria 2020-06-25
72 Imprisonment Abdelkrim Zeghileche Online Radio Network Algeria 2020-06-23
73 Detention Ebou Ndye Keita Gambian Talent Television Gambia 2020-06-21
74 Harassment Philip Akutey Azu Atinka TV Ghana 2020-06-20
75 Harassment Rebecca Ashley Amar Kingdom FM Ghana 2020-06-20
76 Arrest David Baaitse Weekend Post Weekly Botswana 2020-06-18
77 Attack Kenneth Mosekiemang Weekend Post Weekly Botswana 2020-06-18
78 Detention David Baaitse Weekend Post weekly Botswana 2020-06-18
79 Detention Kenneth Mosekiemang Weekend Post weekly Botswana 2020-06-18
80 Imprisonment Ali Djamel Toubal Daily Newspaper Ennahar Algeria 2020-06-17
81 Imprisonment Ali Djamel Toubal Ennaha Algeria 2020-06-17
82 Detention Mohamed Monir Al-Diyar Newspaper Egypt 2020-06-16
83 Detention Cheick Yerim Seck Yerimpost Senegal 2020-06-15
84 Attack Ike-Jacobs Nwosu Eastern Lead Express Nigeria 2020-06-15
85 Detention Mohamed Monir Al-Jazeera Egypt 2020-06-15
86 Arrest Mariano Bras O Crime Angola 2020-06-15
87 Threat Welcome Dlamini The Times of Eswatini Eswatini 2020-06-14
88 Harassment Ohene Gyan Empire FM Ghana 2020-06-12
89 Arrest Merzoug Touati L’Avant-Garde Algeria 2020-06-12
90 Arrest Merzoug Touati L’Avant-Garde Algeria 2020-06-12
91 Arrest Samira Ibrahim Sabou Niger Search Niger 2020-06-11
92 Arrest Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss La Voix de Djibouti Djibouti 2020-06-07
93 Arrest Kassim Nour Abar Paris-based radio station Djibouti 2020-06-05
94 Missing Matthew Onwuasoanya Anambra State Newspapers Nigeria 2020-05-30
95 Equipment/Property Seizure Al-Jazeera Al-jazeera Sudan 2020-05-30
96 Harassment Aida Abdel Qadir Human rights journalist Sudan 2020-05-29
97 Harassment Lena Sabeel Human rights journalist Sudan 2020-05-29
98 Detention Matthew Omonigho Daily Post Newspaper Nigeria 2020-05-28
99 Arrest Frank Chikowore Freelance Zimbabwe 2020-05-22
100 Arrest Samuel Takawira 263Chat Zimbabwe 2020-05-22
101 Detention Shimaa Samy Darb Egypt 2020-05-20
102 Arrest Lina Attalah Mada Masr Egypt 2020-05-17
103 Detention Sameh Haneen al-Badil and Qoll Egypt 2020-05-16
104 Detention Kingsley Njoka Fomunyuy Blog Cameroon 2020-05-15
105 Harassment Paul Nthoba Mohokare Newspapers South Africa 2020-05-15
106 Arrest Zweli Martin Dlamini Swaziland News Eswatini 2020-05-15
107 Torture Paul Nthoba Mohokare News local newspaper South Africa 2020-05-15
108 Arrest Haisam Hasan Mahgoub Al-Masry al-Youm Egypt 2020-05-14
109 Attack L’Avant-Garde L’Avant-Garde Algeria 2020-05-13
110 Attack Le Matin d’Algérie Le Matin d’Algérie Algeria 2020-05-11
111 Harassment Adeola Akinremi ThisDay Nigeria 2020-05-10
112 Detention Saint Mienpamo Onitsha Naija Live TV Nigeria 2020-05-09
113 Arrest Mike Umele Channels TV Nigeria 2020-05-08
114 Detention Yonatan Mulugeta Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-05-07
115 Arrest Sylvia Olayinka Blyden Awareness Times Sierra Leone 2020-05-01
116 Imprisonment Abuzreiba al-Zway Freelance Libya 2020-05-01
117 Attack Mfomfo Nkhambule Swati Newsweek Eswatini 2020-04-30
118 Threat Liberian Journalists All Journalists Liberia 2020-04-29
119 Detention Kufre Carter XL 106.9 FM Nigeria 2020-04-27
120 Detention Kufre Carter XL 106.9 FM Nigeria 2020-04-27
121 Attack Eugene Dube Swati Newsweek Eswatini 2020-04-23
122 Denial Of Access Peter Okutu Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-22
123 Attack Le Matin d’Algérie Le Matin d’Algérie Algeria 2020-04-22
124 Detention Ahmed Allaam al-Karamah Egypt 2020-04-21
125 Arrest Mostafa Sakr Daily News Egypt Egypt 2020-04-21
126 Arrest Peter Okutu Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-21
127 Arrest Agbeyome Kodjo, Togo Actualités Togo 2020-04-21
128 Arrest Chijioke Agwu The Sun Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-18
129 Arrest Chijioke Agwu The Sun Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-18
130 Detention Dieudonné Niyonsenga Ishema TV, Rwanda 2020-04-15
131 Attack Oloyede Oyegbenle Channels TV Nigeria 2020-04-14
132 Imprisonment Khaled Ghoneim Al-Hayah Egypt 2020-04-13
133 Attack Samuel Adobah TV Africa Ghana 2020-04-10
134 Attack William Ntege Wavah Broadcasting Service Uganda 2020-04-10
135 Attack Nicholas Mwesigwa Red Pepper Uganda 2020-04-10
136 Attack Prime TV Prime TV Zambia 2020-04-09
137 Missing Chinenye Iwuoha Pacesetter FM Umuahia Nigeria 2020-04-05
138 Detention Yussif Abdul Ganiyu Deutsche Welle/Zuria FM Ghana 2020-04-05
139 Arrest Rogers Asiimwe Freedom Uganda 2020-04-04
140 Detention Arphine Helisoa Madagascar-based Ny Valosoa (The Reward) newspaper Madagascar 2020-04-04
141 Attack Fayia Amara Fayia, Standard Times newspaper Sierra Leone 2020-04-02
142 Detention Meriem Cherfi Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
143 Detention Rafik Mouhoub Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
144 Detention Mohamed Lamari Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
145 Attack Fayia Amara Fayia Standard Times newspaper, Sierra Leone 2020-04-01
146 Arrest Meriem Cherfi Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
147 Arrest Rafik Mouhoub Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
148 Arrest Mohamed Lamari Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
149 Denial of Access Fraternité L’Alternative Togo 2020-03-30
150 Denial of Access Liberté Liberté Togo 2020-03-23
151 Denial of Access L’Alternative L’Alternative Togo 2020-03-23
152 Imprisonment Zeinelabdin Mohamed Ali al-Mustagila Sudan 2020-03-22
153 Imprisonment Atef Hassaballah el-Sayed al-Qarar al-Dawly Egypt 2020-03-15
154 Torture Sikiru Obarayese Daily Post Nigeria 2020-03-08
155 Attack Les echos Les Echos Senegal 2020-03-08
156 Equipment/Property Damage Les Echos Les Echos Senegal 2020-03-08
157 Detention Dessu Dulla Oromia News Network Ethiopia 2020-03-07
158 Detention Wako Nole Oromia News Network Ethiopia 2020-03-07
159 Harassment Premium Times Premium Times Nigeria 2020-03-01
160 Arrest Kolubah Bobo Akoi Kintoma Radio FM Liberia 2020-02-28
161 Death Abdiwali Ali Hassan Radio Kulmiye Somalia 2020-02-16
162 Death Zenu Miller Truth FM Liberia 2020-02-15
163 Harassment Layi Oyawa Our Peoples FM 104.1 Nigeria 2020-02-14
164 Attack Paul Chouta Cameroon Web, Cameroon 2020-01-31
165 Imprisonment Christine Kamikazi Iwacu Burundi 2020-01-30
166 Torture Zenu Miller Truth FM Liberia 2020-01-26
167 Detention Tariq Ali Almidan Sudan 2020-01-25
168 Detention Iman Osman Almidan Sudan 2020-01-25
169 Detention Iman Osman Almidan Sudan 2020-01-25
170 Attack Christopher Walker FrontPage Africa Liberia 2020-01-23
171 Harassment Robert Tapfumaneyi New Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2020-01-21
172 Death Mohamed Ben Khalifa AFP Libya 2020-01-19
173 Detention Martinez Zogo Radio Amplitude FM Cameroon 2020-01-17
174 Detention Bestway Zottor Radio Tongu Ghana 2020-01-15
175 Attack Patricia Kayuni Tuntufye FM Malawi 2020-01-10
176 Arrest Golden Matonga Nation Publications LTD Malawi 2020-01-08
177 Arrest Steve Zimba Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Malawi 2020-01-08
178 Arrest Francis Chamasowa Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Malawi 2020-01-08
179 Harassment Denis Okello Voice of Lango FM Uganda 2020-01-08
180 Harassment Bismark Olang Unity Fm Uganda 2020-01-08
181 Detention Golden Matonga Nation Publications Limited Malawi 2020-01-08
182 Detention Steve Zimba Zodiak Broadcasting Station Malawi 2020-01-08
183 Detention Francis Chamasowa Zodiak Broadcasting Station Malawi 2020-01-08
184 Arrest Jerry Edoho Ibom Nation Newspaper Nigeria 2020-01-06
185 Arrest Willy Tamale BBS TV Uganda 2020-01-06
186 Detention Sylvia Olayinka Blyden Awareness Times newspaper, Sierra Leone 2020-01-05
187 Attack Foday Conteh Calabash newspaper, Sierra Leone 2020-01-04
188 Arrest Ali Hamata Achène Dja FM radio station Chad 2019-12-26
189 Imprisonment Ignace Sossou’s Benin Web TV Benin 2019-12-20
190 Imprisonment Benabdelhamid Amine Nime Algeria 2019-12-19
191 Detention Rida Fahil Al-Bom Libyan Organization for Independent Media Libya 2019-12-14
192 Imprisonment Adlène Mellah Dzair Presse and Algerie-Direct, Algeria 2019-12-09
193 Imprisonment Benabdelhamid Amine Nime Algeria 2019-11-26
194 Detention Mohamed Salah Freelance Egypt 2019-11-26
195 Imprisonment Mohamed Salah Social Media post Egypt 2019-11-26
196 Detention Solafa Sallam Freelance Egypt 2019-11-26
197 Detention Hossam El-Sayyad Freelance Egypt 2019-11-26
198 Attack Sam Egwu Leadership Newspapers Nigeria 2019-11-16
199 Threat Lolafunke Ogunlolu Africa Independent Television Nigeria 2019-11-16
200 Equipment/Property Damage 2 Splash FM Reporters Splash FM Nigeria 2019-11-16