Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from April, 2014
Netizen Report: Ethiopia Cracks Down on Free Expression
This week we look the blogger crackdown in Ethiopia, #LeyTelecom protests in Mexico, and Russian tech companies' smug response to new regulations on blogs.
Zambia: New Risks for Journalists At National Broadcaster
Media workers in Zambia will soon face even greater constraints from both employers and state regulators.
Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia
Allies report that the six young writers, all members of the Zone Nine blogging collective, are being held at Maekelawi detention center in Addis Ababa.
Netizen Report: Zambian Government Nixes Internet-Friendly Constitution
This week we look at threats to media workers in Myanmar, a win for file sharing in Spain, and the curious new geography of Crimea, according to GoogleMaps.ru.
#FreeCiaxon: Detained Nigerian Twitter User Released
Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi was detained shortly after he posted a series of photos and eyewitness reports on an escape attempt by several members of the northern Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
#FreeCiaxon: Nigerian Netizen Missing After Reporting on Deadly Clashes
@Ciaxon was allegedly detained after tweeting his eyewitness account of a shootout between Boko Haram terrorism suspects and state security that left 20 dead.
Netizen Report: Battling “Annoying” and “Insulting” Emails in India, Mozambique
This week's Netizen Report looks at troublesome laws affecting speech in India, Mozambique, and Zambia, along with a proposed surveillance measure in Kosovo.
Zambia Will Draft Internet Law to Control “Gossiping” Media
Information Minister Joseph Katema derided the current media environment, claiming that Zambians are "starved of credible information" due to the media's focus on "spreading falsehoods."