Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Mali silences critics with harsh prison sentences

A court in Mali has handed a two-year prison sentence to Dr Etienne Fakaba Sissoko to crown two months of harassment of the economist...
Nigeria 

MRA condemns abduction of journalist by police

LAGOS, Friday, May 24, 2024: Media Rights Agenda (MRA), today condemned as appalling and unacceptable, Wednesday’s abduction of Mr. Madu Onuorah, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief...

MISA highlights freedom of expression issues at 79th session of ACHPR

On May 17, 2024, the Director of MISA Regional Secretariat Director, Dr Tabani Moyo, made a statement at the 79th Ordinary session of the...
Gambia 

AFEX welcomes guilty verdict of former Gambian Minister 

On May 15, 2024, the Federal Criminal Tribunal a.k.a Federal Criminal Court (FCC) in Bellinzona, Switzerland, found Ousman Sonko, Former Interior Minister of The Gambia, guilty of committing crimes against humanity, including the torture of two journalists. Sonko faces 20 years imprisonment. He was initially arrested in Switzerland in January 2017 after TRIAL International filed a criminal denunciation against him. The sentence is another historic leap on the path to justice...
Uganda 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: HRNJ reaffirms its commitment to protect press freedom

KAMPALA, May 3, 2024 – The Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) stands united with the global community on this year’s World Press Freedom Day under the theme “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of Environmental Crisis.” The timing of this theme could not be more crucial as Uganda grapples with the harsh realities of climate change, witnessing prolonged dry seasons and intense rainfall as the new...

Issue Highlights

Liberia 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: CEMESP issues call to action

On World Press Freedom Day, the Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) released a poignant statement, echoing the sentiments of a nation grappling...
Nigeria 

Media Support Groups Mark 2024 World Press Freedom Day, Urge Governments to Protect Media Freedom

LAGOS, Thursday, May 2, 2024: Four human rights and media support organizations have called on Federal and State Governments to take urgent measures to...
Somalia 

AFEX condemns the actions of the Somali Government against Somali Journalists Syndicate

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the freezing of the bank account of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and calls on the...

Country Highlights

Uganda 

AFIC to collaborate with Uganda Human Rights Commission on implementation of the Information law

0n 2nd, April, 2024, Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)held a fruitful discussion with Uganda Human Rights Commission on how to closely collaborate on the protection...
Sierra Leone 

ECOWAS Court orders Sierra Leone to compensate student victim of police crackdown

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Republic of Sierra Leone to pay $25,000 as compensation to Mohamed Morlu, a Sierra Leone citizen,...
Nigeria 

Court orders Nigerian government to investigate all attacks against journalists

Lagos, Friday, February 16, 2024: In a landmark judgment, a Federal High Court in Abuja today directed the Federal Government to investigate attacks against...