Nigeria: Local Papers’ Coverage of Pre-Election Violence Passed Muster

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria has a vibrant press media landscape. But freedom of the press is only rated as “partly free” by Freedom House, mostly due to the fact that news media are still susceptible to political pressures. There is also the external influence from ownership structures and the generally low wages of journalists.

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Uganda: Uganda Among Countries With Draconian Laws Against NGOs

[Monitor] Uganda has been listed among 12 African states that have in the last one and a half decades been adopting laws aimed at constraining the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as part of what is described as a broader strategy by African governments to narrow space for democratic activity.

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