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108 Journalists Killed in 2013 - IFJ Report

At least 108 journalists were killed in 2013, according to a report recently released by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

The IFJ report calls on governments across the world to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff. The report says fifteen journalists lost their lives in accidents while on assignments.

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KCA demands action against police officers for illegal arrest, intimidation of journalist

Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) has condemned an incident in which officers from a special police unit arrested and threatened a journalist with the Standard Newspapers based in Kwale County in the Coastal Region and later dumped him in the bush at nightfall.

Tobias Chanji, a correspondent with a leading Kenyan Newspaper The Standard based in Kwale County was arrested and mahandled by the security officers who were reported to have been carrying out a security operation on the evening of Monday March 3, in the area. 

 Journalist Tobias Chanji

 

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IFJ and Its African affiliates call for responsible Media reporting on Homosexuality Issue

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and the Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) have urged the media in Uganda to report the issue of homosexuality in a responsible manner.

Sections of the media in that country, notably Red Pepper, a private Ugandan tabloid newspaper, recently published a list of the names of what it described as the country’s “200 top homosexuals”.

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