Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Nigeria 
Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Senegal 

MFWA collaborates with IPI to produce legal resource on Senegal

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has partnered with the International Press Institute (IPI) to produce a resource tool kit on the legal...
Ghana 

Five years on: MFWA calls for an end to impunity over Ahmed Suale’s murder

Ahmed Suale, a member of the Tiger Eye PI investigative that produced the expose on corruption in African football, was gunned down by unknown...
Nigeria 

Funding allocation for Nigeria’s FOI Act in 2024 budget signals lack of commitment -MRA

Lagos, Friday, December 29, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today expressed deep concern over the poor level of funding in the Federal Government’s 2024 budget for the implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and FOI-related activities by public institutions, saying the situation signals the Government’s lack of commitment to make the Law effective. In a press statement announcing the release of its 18-page report titled “A Vote Against...
West Africa 

ECOWAS and MFWA Sign Partnership Agreement

On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) signed a historic four-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU, signed by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray and the Executive Director of the MFWA, Mr. Sulemana Braimah, seeks to enhance collaboration and cooperation between the two organisations. In pursuit of the objectives of the...

Issue Highlights

Gambia 

Former Gambian hit squad member sentenced for the murder of Deyda Hydara

(Banjul, 30 Nov., 2023) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes today’s verdict and sentencing of Bai Lowe, a former death squad member under...
Gambia 

GPU urges police to drop charges against activist

(Banjul, The Gambia, 15 Nov., 2023) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is calling on the Gambia Police Force (GPF) to drop all charges...

Charter on AI and Journalism launched

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in partnership with 16 other organisations on November 10, 2023 launched the inaugural Charter on AI and Journalism, which coincided...

Country Highlights

Democratic Republic Of Congo 

Why it’s crucial for the Democratic Republic of Congo to keep the Internet on during its elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) heads to general elections on December 20, 2023 amidst considerable turbulence, including a deluge of disinformation and...
Sudan 

AFEX condemns the murder of Halima Idris Salim, calls for investigation

The past six months have been a spell of terror in Sudan with the death toll from the conflict between Rapid Support Forces (RSF)...
South Sudan 

AMDISS welcomes probe into journalist’s death, calls on gov’t to investigate cases of other murdered journalists

Juba, 4 October 2023—The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) welcomes the formation of an investigation committee to probe into the killing...