Egypt leads in countries with poor press freedom with 58 jailed journalists

National Land Commission Vice-Chairperson Abigael Mbagaya Mukolwe addresses the press at Kenya School of Government in Mombasa on December 15, 2015. A report by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paints a worrying picture of the press freedom environment on the continent. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Fifty eight journalists are behind bars across Africa, with the Egyptian administration of President Fattah el-Sisi leading the pack as the worst jailer of journalists.

Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia are Africa’s leading jailers of journalists, according to a new report.


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