West Africa: Attacks by Security Personnel, Impunity for Crimes Remain Top Challenges to Free Expression Rights

    This statement was originally published by mfwa.org on December 8, 2016. Constant acts of physical attacks, and arbitrary arrests and detentions of journalists and other rights activists in West Africa by state security forces, continue to chip away the modest but steady gains in the Freedom of Expression (FOE) environment in the region. Latest analysis of the freedom of expression situation in West Africa by the Media Foundation for West...