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.


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SN Incidence Name Organisation Country  Date                      
1 Arrest Temesgen Desalegn Fitih Magazine Ethiopia 2020-10-14
2 Attack Ferdinand Duruoha Arise News Nigeria 2020-10-11
3 Attack Francis Ogbonna Arise News Nigeria 2020-10-11
4 Attack Tracy Lee Stark The Citizen newspaper South Africa 2020-10-06
5 Attack Marizka Coetzer The Citizen newspaper South Africa 2020-10-06
6 Detention Tai Javis Mai My Media Prime TV Cameroon 2020-09-22
7 Detention Tebong Christian My Media Prime TV Cameroon 2020-09-22
8 Torture Polycarpe Essomba RFI Cameroon 2020-09-22
9 Equipment/Property Seizure Reinnier Kaze Agence France-Presse (AFP) Cameroon 2020-09-22
10 Threat William Omer Tchuisseu daily La Voix du Centre Cameroon 2020-09-22
11 Threat Lindovi Ndjio la Nouvelle Expression Cameroon 2020-09-22
12 Attack Samson Adenekan Premium Times Nigeria 2020-09-19
13 Attack Nathaniel Offel GeeTV Nigeria 2020-09-19
14 Attack Amos Omaska Jallah The News newspaper Liberia 2020-09-13
15 Attack Frances Barnard Broadcasting Corporation Sierra Leone 2020-09-08
16 Detention Khadar Awl Ismail Radio Daljir Somalia 2020-09-06
17 Detention Abdiqani Ahmed Mohammed Radio Daljir Somalia 2020-09-06
18 Threat George Kasakula Mibawa TV Malawi 2020-09-01
19 Attack Esraa Abdelfattah Social Media post Egypt 2020-08-31
20 Detention El-Sayed Shehta Youm7 Egypt 2020-08-30
21 Imprisonment Solafa Magdy Social Media post Egypt 2020-08-30
22 Detention Hany Greisha Youm7 Egypt 2020-08-26
23 Attack Raphael Mlozoa Zodiak Broadcasting Station Malawi 2020-08-25
24 Threat George Kasakula Times Group Malawi 2020-08-23
25 Detention Sami al-Sharif Al-Jawhara Radio Libya 2020-08-23
26 Attack Stevie Kondwa Banda Mibawa TV Malawi 2020-08-18
27 Threat Stevie Kondwa Banda Mibawa Television broadcast Malawi 2020-08-18
28 Detention Mohamed Essawi Cairo 24 Egypt 2020-08-15
29 Attack Stanley Nii Blewu TV3 Ghana 2020-08-12
30 Attack Joseph Armstrong Gold-Alorgbey TV3 Ghana 2020-08-12
31 Detention Rasha Mounir Not Specified Egypt 2020-08-11
32 Imprisonment Khaled Drareni Casbah Tribune Algeria 2020-08-10
33 Detention Belay Manaye Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-08-06
34 Detention Yonatan Mulugeta Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-08-06
35 Detention Moncef Aït Kaci France 24 Algeria 2020-07-28
36 Detention Ramdane Rahmouni France 24 Algeria 2020-07-28
37 Equipment/Property Damage Radio Capital Radio Capital Guinea Bissau 2020-07-26
38 Detention Sadiq al-Rizaigi Al-Sayha Sudan 2020-07-24
39 Attack Nigerian Journalists Various Media Houses Nigeria 2020-07-16
40 Detention Charmarke Saïd Darar La Voix de Djibouti Djibouti 2020-07-15
41 Detention Charmarke Saïd Darar La Voix de Djibouti broadcaster Djibouti 2020-07-15
42 Attack Max M. Richards Jr. Hott FM Liberia 2020-07-09
43 Detention Belay Manaye Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-07-05
44 Detention Mulugeta Anberbir Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-07-05
45 Harassment Jacob Nwosu Eastern Lead Newspaper Nigeria 2020-06-30
46 Arrest Godfrey Mtimba VOA (Voice Of America) Zimbabwe 2020-06-29
47 Detention Omardine Omar Carta de Moçambique Mozambique 2020-06-25
48 Attack Yomi Olomofe Prime Magazine Nigeria 2020-06-25
49 Detention Ebou Ndye Keita Gambian Talent Television Gambia 2020-06-21
50 Harassment Philip Akutey Azu Atinka TV Ghana 2020-06-20
51 Harassment Rebecca Ashley Amar Kingdom FM Ghana 2020-06-20
52 Arrest David Baaitse Weekend Post Weekly Botswana 2020-06-18
53 Attack Kenneth Mosekiemang Weekend Post Weekly Botswana 2020-06-18
54 Imprisonment Ali Djamel Toubal Daily Newspaper Ennahar Algeria 2020-06-17
55 Detention Mohamed Monir Al-Diyar Newspaper Egypt 2020-06-16
56 Detention Cheick Yerim Seck Yerimpost Senegal 2020-06-15
57 Attack Ike-Jacobs Nwosu Eastern Lead Express Nigeria 2020-06-15
58 Detention Mohamed Monir Al-Jazeera Egypt 2020-06-15
59 Threat Welcome Dlamini The Times of Eswatini Eswatini 2020-06-14
60 Harassment Ohene Gyan Empire FM Ghana 2020-06-12
61 Arrest Merzoug Touati L’Avant-Garde Algeria 2020-06-12
62 Arrest Samira Ibrahim Sabou Niger Search Niger 2020-06-11
63 Arrest Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss La Voix de Djibouti Djibouti 2020-06-07
64 Arrest Kassim Nour Abar Paris-based radio station Djibouti 2020-06-05
65 Missing Matthew Onwuasoanya Anambra State Newspapers Nigeria 2020-05-30
66 Equipment/Property Seizure Al-Jazeera Al-jazeera Sudan 2020-05-30
67 Harassment Aida Abdel Qadir Human rights journalist Sudan 2020-05-29
68 Harassment Lena Sabeel Human rights journalist Sudan 2020-05-29
69 Detention Matthew Omonigho Daily Post Newspaper Nigeria 2020-05-28
70 Arrest Frank Chikowore Freelance Zimbabwe 2020-05-22
71 Arrest Samuel Takawira 263Chat Zimbabwe 2020-05-22
72 Detention Shimaa Samy Darb Egypt 2020-05-20
73 Arrest Lina Attalah Mada Masr Egypt 2020-05-17
74 Detention Sameh Haneen al-Badil and Qoll Egypt 2020-05-16
75 Detention Kingsley Njoka Fomunyuy Blog Cameroon 2020-05-15
76 Harassment Paul Nthoba Mohokare Newspapers South Africa 2020-05-15
77 Arrest Zweli Martin Dlamini Swaziland News Eswatini 2020-05-15
78 Torture Paul Nthoba Mohokare News local newspaper South Africa 2020-05-15
79 Arrest Haisam Hasan Mahgoub Al-Masry al-Youm Egypt 2020-05-14
80 Harassment Adeola Akinremi ThisDay Nigeria 2020-05-10
81 Detention Saint Mienpamo Onitsha Naija Live TV Nigeria 2020-05-09
82 Arrest Mike Umele Channels TV Nigeria 2020-05-08
83 Detention Yonatan Mulugeta Asrat media Ethiopia 2020-05-07
84 Arrest Sylvia Olayinka Blyden Awareness Times Sierra Leone 2020-05-01
85 Imprisonment Abuzreiba al-Zway Freelance Libya 2020-05-01
86 Attack Mfomfo Nkhambule Swati Newsweek Eswatini 2020-04-30
87 Threat Liberian Journalists All Journalists Liberia 2020-04-29
88 Detention Kufre Carter XL 106.9 FM Nigeria 2020-04-27
89 Detention Kufre Carter XL 106.9 FM Nigeria 2020-04-27
90 Attack Eugene Dube Swati Newsweek Eswatini 2020-04-23
91 Denial Of Access Peter Okutu Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-22
92 Detention Ahmed Allaam al-Karamah Egypt 2020-04-21
93 Arrest Mostafa Sakr Daily News Egypt Egypt 2020-04-21
94 Arrest Peter Okutu Vanguard Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-21
95 Arrest Chijioke Agwu The Sun Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-18
96 Arrest Chijioke Agwu The Sun Newspapers Nigeria 2020-04-18
97 Attack Oloyede Oyegbenle Channels TV Nigeria 2020-04-14
98 Imprisonment Khaled Ghoneim Al-Hayah Egypt 2020-04-13
99 Attack Samuel Adobah TV Africa Ghana 2020-04-10
100 Attack William Ntege Wavah Broadcasting Service Uganda 2020-04-10
101 Attack Nicholas Mwesigwa Red Pepper Uganda 2020-04-10
102 Attack Prime TV Prime TV Zambia 2020-04-09
103 Missing Chinenye Iwuoha Pacesetter FM Umuahia Nigeria 2020-04-05
104 Detention Yussif Abdul Ganiyu Deutsche Welle/Zuria FM Ghana 2020-04-05
105 Arrest Rogers Asiimwe Freedom Uganda 2020-04-04
106 Detention Arphine Helisoa Madagascar-based Ny Valosoa (The Reward) newspaper Madagascar 2020-04-04
107 Attack Fayia Amara Fayia, Standard Times newspaper Sierra Leone 2020-04-02
108 Detention Meriem Cherfi Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
109 Detention Rafik Mouhoub Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
110 Detention Mohamed Lamari Essawt El-Akhar Algeria 2020-04-01
111 Attack Fayia Amara Fayia Standard Times newspaper, Sierra Leone 2020-04-01
112 Denial of Access Fraternité L’Alternative Togo 2020-03-30
113 Denial of Access Liberté Liberté Togo 2020-03-23
114 Denial of Access L’Alternative L’Alternative Togo 2020-03-23
115 Imprisonment Zeinelabdin Mohamed Ali al-Mustagila Sudan 2020-03-22
116 Imprisonment Atef Hassaballah el-Sayed al-Qarar al-Dawly Egypt 2020-03-15
117 Torture Sikiru Obarayese Daily Post Nigeria 2020-03-08
118 Attack Les echos Les Echos Senegal 2020-03-08
119 Equipment/Property Damage Les Echos Les Echos Senegal 2020-03-08
120 Detention Dessu Dulla Oromia News Network Ethiopia 2020-03-07
121 Detention Wako Nole Oromia News Network Ethiopia 2020-03-07
122 Harassment Premium Times Premium Times Nigeria 2020-03-01
123 Arrest Kolubah Bobo Akoi Kintoma Radio FM Liberia 2020-02-28
124 Death Abdiwali Ali Hassan Radio Kulmiye Somalia 2020-02-16
125 Death Zenu Miller Truth FM Liberia 2020-02-15
126 Harassment Layi Oyawa Our Peoples FM 104.1 Nigeria 2020-02-14
127 Attack Paul Chouta Cameroon Web, Cameroon 2020-01-31
128 Torture Zenu Miller Truth FM Liberia 2020-01-26
129 Detention Tariq Ali Almidan Sudan 2020-01-25
130 Detention Iman Osman Almidan Sudan 2020-01-25
131 Detention Iman Osman Almidan Sudan 2020-01-25
132 Attack Christopher Walker FrontPage Africa Liberia 2020-01-23
133 Harassment Robert Tapfumaneyi New Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2020-01-21
134 Death Mohamed Ben Khalifa AFP Libya 2020-01-19
135 Detention Martinez Zogo Radio Amplitude FM Cameroon 2020-01-17
136 Detention Bestway Zottor Radio Tongu Ghana 2020-01-15
137 Attack Patricia Kayuni Tuntufye FM Malawi 2020-01-10
138 Arrest Golden Matonga Nation Publications LTD Malawi 2020-01-08
139 Arrest Steve Zimba Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Malawi 2020-01-08
140 Arrest Francis Chamasowa Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Malawi 2020-01-08
141 Harassment Denis Okello Voice of Lango FM Uganda 2020-01-08
142 Harassment Bismark Olang Unity Fm Uganda 2020-01-08
143 Detention Golden Matonga Nation Publications Limited Malawi 2020-01-08
144 Detention Steve Zimba Zodiak Broadcasting Station Malawi 2020-01-08
145 Detention Francis Chamasowa Zodiak Broadcasting Station Malawi 2020-01-08
146 Arrest Jerry Edoho Ibom Nation Newspaper Nigeria 2020-01-06
147 Arrest Willy Tamale BBS TV Uganda 2020-01-06
148 Detention Sylvia Olayinka Blyden Awareness Times newspaper, Sierra Leone 2020-01-05
149 Attack Foday Conteh Calabash newspaper, Sierra Leone 2020-01-04
150 Arrest Ali Hamata Achène Dja FM radio station Chad 2019-12-26
151 Detention Rida Fahil Al-Bom Libyan Organization for Independent Media Libya 2019-12-14
152 Imprisonment Adlène Mellah Dzair Presse and Algerie-Direct, Algeria 2019-12-09
153 Imprisonment Benabdelhamid Amine Nime Algeria 2019-11-26
154 Detention Mohamed Salah Freelance Egypt 2019-11-26
155 Imprisonment Mohamed Salah Social Media post Egypt 2019-11-26
156 Detention Solafa Sallam Freelance Egypt 2019-11-26
157 Detention Hossam El-Sayyad Freelance Egypt 2019-11-26
158 Attack Sam Egwu Leadership Newspapers Nigeria 2019-11-16
159 Threat Lolafunke Ogunlolu Africa Independent Television Nigeria 2019-11-16
160 Equipment/Property Damage 2 Splash FM Reporters Splash FM Nigeria 2019-11-16
161 Detention Adalbert Hiol Ades-Infos Jeunesse en Action newspaper Cameroon 2019-11-07
162 Death Papy Mahamba Mumbere Radio Lwemba Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 2019-11-02
163 Imprisonment Christine Kamikazi Iwacu Burundi 2019-10-23
164 Imprisonment Agnès Ndirubusa Iwacu Burundi 2019-10-23
165 Imprisonment Egide Harerimana, Iwacu Burundi 2019-10-23
166 Imprisonment Térence Mpozenzi Iwacu Burundi 2019-10-23
167 Arrest Bendjama Mustapha Le Provincial Algeria 2019-10-19
168 Arrest Bendjama Mustapha Le Provincial Algeria 2019-10-19
169 Detention Said Boudour Freelance Algeria 2019-10-15
170 Detention Adel Azeb Chikh El Oued Radio Algeria 2019-10-14
171 Detention Sofiane Merakchi Freelance Algeria 2019-10-14
172 Torture Esraa Abdel Fattah Tahrir News Egypt 2019-10-13
173 Arrest Abdelmoundji Kheladi Freelance Algeria 2019-10-07
174 Detention Abdelfattah Mada Masr Egypt 2019-09-29
175 Arrest Sofiane Merakchi Al Mayadeen TV Algeria 2019-09-22
176 Detention Nasser Abdelhafez Akhbar Al-Youm Egypt 2019-09-20
177 Detention Engi Abdel Wahab Al-Masry Al-Youm Egypt 2019-09-20
178 Detention Mahmud Tim Kargbo freelance Sierra Leone 2019-09-20
179 Detention Omar Shandi al-Mashhad Egypt 2019-09-10
180 Attack Milanio Ncogo Asonga TV Equatorial Guinea 2019-08-27
181 Equipment/Property Seizure Ruben Dario Bacale Asonga TV Equatorial Guinea 2019-08-27
182 Imprisonment Martin Inoua Doulguet Salam Info newspaper Chad 2019-08-16
183 Detention Abdramane Boukar Koyon Le Moustik newspaper Chad 2019-08-16
184 Death Abdinasir Abdulle Ga’al SNA Radio Somalia 2019-08-13
185 Arrest Adama Gaye Kapital Afrik, Jeune Afrique, France24, TV5Monde, and Al-Jazeera, Senegal 2019-07-29
186 Attack Segun Ojo Not stated Nigeria 2019-07-21
187 Death Mohamed Sahal Omar SBC TV Somalia 2019-07-12
188 Detention Emmanuel Abugri Modern Ghana Ghana 2019-06-27
189 Detention Emmanuel Britwum Modern Ghana Ghana 2019-06-27
190 Arrest Seydi Moussa Camara La Nouvelle Expression Mauritania 2019-06-26
191 Arrest Ahmedou Ould al-Wadea Al-Mourabitoun TV, Mauritania 2019-06-26
192 Attack Hamza Turkia Agence France-Presse (AFP) Libya 2019-06-19
193 Equipment/Property Damage Charles Bouessel Agence France-Presse Central African Republic 2019-06-19
194 Detention Michael Christopher Al-Watan South Sudan 2019-06-17
195 Equipment/Property Damage Florent Vergnes Agence France-Presse Central African Republic 2019-06-15
196 Arrest Pidson Kareire The Drone Media Uganda 2019-06-12
197 Arrest Pidson Kareire The Drone Media Uganda 2019-06-12
198 Attack Sidi Tehra L’Essor Ivoirien Ivory Coast 2019-06-06
199 Attack Bonface Kirera Magana Kenya Television Network news team Kenya 2019-06-03
200 Detention Paul Chouta Cameroon Web news Cameroon 2019-05-28