In Kenya, limited public access to information, a non-independent judiciary and an insular media industry mean people rely on journalists to expose crime and corruption. John-Allan Namu is one of them. He founded Africa Uncensored 8 years ago.
The Student Academy Awards have praised two German directors and their movies about a terrorist attack in Kenya and illegal gold mining in Ghana. The prize has recognized talents such as Robert Zemeckis in the past.
Hundreds of journalists took to the streets of Mombasa to protests persistent attacks against journalists and free expression. This is the second such protest in Kenya this month.
While the cities of the Western world remain astonishingly quiet in the face of the horror of Aleppo, Samir Matar, an editor with DW's Arabic Service, is outraged. No wonder: Matar himself is from Syria.
Media watchdogs are voicing concern about curbs on press freedom. DW looks at the media in Africa where restrictions range from subtle forms of censorship to imprisonment for journalists just doing their jobs.
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