Stories about Violent Threats
Within an hour of musician Hachalu Hundessa’s assassination, Ethiopians netizens hit social media with scattershot conspiracy theories, hate speech & disinformation campaigns — particularly on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Women activists and journalists experience are particularly targeted online in attempts to intimidate, sow disinformation and discredit their work.
"Nigeria is a secular state and freedom of speech is one of the fundamental characteristics of a modern democratic state. Criticizing a religion is not a criminal offence."
"They told us they would withhold rations and that we couldn’t stay in the camps. So we had no choice."
Journalist Verica Marinčić was stalked and attacked by a member of the 'Night Wolves' biker group, after posting a photo of his car, parked illegally.
"This is a significant step, and a rare one in murders of journalists. We hope authorities keep their promise to bring all perpetrators to justice."
Divela told the Committee to Protect Journalists via WhatsApp that some "powerful figures in Ghana sought to harm him" after an image of him was published on TV.
The journalist was detained by Mozambican police while reporting a story in Cabo Delgado.
Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.