As the terrible abduction of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono in Zimbabwe demonstrates, free speech and civil liberties are under threat in Africa during the pandemic.
The next live show of the Resistance Bureau – Wednesday 22 July – could therefore not be more timely. We have leading journalists and civil liberties activists from across the continent – some of who have also been recently arrested – talking about how the ways in which authoritarian governments are manipulating the coronavirus pandemic to undermine free speech and the best ways to resist censorship and speak truth to power.
The guest list includes: Zambian journalist Laura Miti, Rwandan journalist Fred Muvunyi, Cameroonian journalist Comfort Mussa, and Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi.
As ever, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion. Join us on 22 July at:
6pm Addis Abeba/Nairobi
5pm Paris/Cairo/Cape Town
11am New York