Thursday, July 25, 2024

I-CSPJ calls for concerted efforts for the release of kidnapped journalists in northern Nigeria

Nigeria 
IPC’s Centre for the Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), Lagos-Nigeria is calling for a concerted effort towards the immediate release of Chairman of...

Journalists remanded in prison for reporting about alleged corruption

Kampala; Two (2) journalists Dickson Mubiru and Alirabaki Ssengooba were on Thursday, 20th June 2024, remanded to Luzira Prison, after writing a story related...
Mali 

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 of the independent online news outlet, Global Upfront newspaper, by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly defaming a Reverend Sister based in the United States. Observing that the Nigeria Police has progressively become a “gun for hire” at the disposal of rich or powerful...

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 African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights. The statement  17 MAY, 2024 Honourable Commissioners, in 2021, the ACHPR passed Resolution 473 on the need to undertake a study on human and people’s rights and artificial intelligence. I am also cognizant of the ongoing African Union Commission consultative...

Issue Highlights

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...
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...
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...

Country Highlights

Kenya 

CIPESA Joins Call Against Internet Shutdowns In Kenya During #RejectTheFinanceBill2024 Picketing

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has joined the Kenya ICT Action Network (LICTANET), Paradigm Initiative, and Internet...
Nigeria 

IPC, CEMESO host experts on Nigeria’s electoral process

Lagos, Nigeria – June 24, 2024 The International Press Centre (IPC) and the Centre for Media and Society (CEMESO), will this week host concurrent events...
Guinea 

MFWA condemns threats against journalist in Senegal

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) condemns the recent threats against journalist Sékou Jamal Pendessa, and urges the Guinean authorities to identify and...