Press Freedom under Siege in West Africa: 30 Media Workers Arrested in 38 Days

    This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 201, 2017. Press freedom has come under severe attack in West Africa as security agencies, particularly the police, appear to be on rampage against journalists and media workers. In a space of 38 days (January 5-February 12, 2017), 30 media workers have been arrested, detained and/or assaulted by security forces, prompting fears that the gains that have been made in recent...