Opinion: Why Is Support For Media Crackdowns Rising In Africa? – AuthenticAfrican

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Journalists protest against what they say has been a pattern of using excessive force against them by the police and members of the government

Surveys show growing rates in many African countries approve of government efforts to curb media freedom. Disinformation and political patronage are part of the problem, writes Jeff Conroy-Krutz.

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