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Three upcoming court decisions that could change the face of the African press

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16 Sep 2014

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the East African Court of Justice and the African Commission will speak out on the criminal prosecution of those who challenge the conduct of public officials, muzzling a free press in the run-up to elections, and the space allowed for open and critical debate in a post-conflict society.

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Rwandan Journalist Released, Persists with Complaint to African Human Rights Commission

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28 Jun 2013

Ms Mukakibibi was convicted together with the Umurabyo editor, Agnes Uwimana-Nkusi, who is serving an additional year for having also “defamed” the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, through another article.

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African Court landmark ruling on criminal libel: Burkinabe journalist awarded compensation

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6 Jun 2016

on 3 June 2016, Burkinabe journalist Lohé Issa Konaté was awarded $70,000 in compensation for the harm he suffered as a result of his year-long detention for charges of criminal defamation.

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Landmark Victory Paving the Way for Press Freedom

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5 Nov 2015

"This decision will have positive implications for all my fellow journalists. It is a victory for the entire profession."

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