Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Somali authorities must end judicial harassment of journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

Somalia 
The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) strongly condemns the prolonged detention and harassment of Somali media rights advocate, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, and calls...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threat on journalist’s life

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria is greatly concerned about the reported threats on the life of Premium Times Journalist, Saviour Imukudo. A report...
Nigeria 

Clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression ahead of Nigeria’s election

Nigeria will hold its seventh general elections in the democratic era in February 2023 with the build-up to the polls proving ominous for the...
Sudan 

Sudan’s internet freedom landscape remains precarious three years after ouster of Al Bashir

By Khattab Hamad Over three years since the ouster of long-term authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ongoing political crisis continues to present challenges for internet freedom in the country. Initial positive reforms initiated by the transitional government led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok have been clawed back since a  military coup in October 2021. The new military government has weaponised laws, continues to institute network disruptions, and is clamping down...
Nigeria 

Sharia court in Nigeria sentences Islamic cleric to death for blasphemy

On December 15, 2022, an upper Sharia Court in Kano convicted an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara of blasphemy by defaming the personality of Prophet Muhammad while preaching at his mosques at Filin Mushe, Gwale LGA and Jamiurrasul, Sharada, Kumbotso LGA both in Kano State. He has sentenced him to death by hanging. Presiding Sharia judge, Ibrahim Sarki Yola, held that the prosecution has discharged the burden of proof...

Issue Highlights

Malawi 

Malawian MPs decriminalise ‘insulting’ the ‘President’

We applaud government for repealing bad laws. Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 amended Section 4 of the Protected Flag, Emblems and...
Africa 

Participant Reflection on #FIFAfrica22: Effective Engagement in the UPR Process for Digital Rights Promotion

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and Small Media held a workshop on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)...
Nigeria 

Court Grants MRA Permission to Challenge Regulator’s Refusal to Disclose Payment of License Fees by Broadcasting Stations

Lagos, Thursday, 6 October 2022: A Federal High Court in Lagos today granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to proceed with its Freedom of...

Country Highlights

Uganda 

Court dismisses frivolous case against journalists

Kampala, 17th/January/2023; Court at Makindye dismissed a case against two Digitalk Online TV staff Norman Tumuhimbise (Executive Director) and Faridah Bikobere –a TV host...
Uganda 

Court dismisses frivolous case against journalists

Kampala, 17th/January/2023; Court at Makindye dismissed a case against two Digitalk Online TV staff Norman Tumuhimbise (Executive Director) and Faridah Bikobere –a TV host...
Senegal 

Journalist Pape Ale Niang rearrested

The Senegalese authorities have rearrested Pape Ale Niang, five days after the journalist was provisionally released from one month’s detention. Niang, who is the owner...