In partnership with Cartooning for Peace, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) presents a summary of infringements of press freedom in Africa arising from the coronavirus epidemic. RSF calls on the continent’s governments to learn the lessons of the 2020 health crisis, which has seen growing brutality towards journalists, media outlets struggling financially, a lack of transparency and repressive legislation, and to refrain from further undermining the production of independent news and information which has been sorely tested on the continent.
Cartooning for Peace proposes a campaign of press cartoons made by press cartoonists from the African continent, echoing the various attacks.
This summary is part of the Covid-19 response in Africa: Together for reliable information program, funded by the European Union. Learn more.