Saturday, December 9, 2023

GPU urges police to drop charges against activist

Gambia 
(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...
Africa 

African perspectives on operationalising UNESCO’s guidelines for regulating digital platforms

Across the world, governments are introducing laws to regulate online content. Many of these laws contain provisions that may lead to the increasing removal...

AFEX Joins Stakeholders to Address Online Safety of Journalists in Africa

The Africa Freedom Expression Exchange (AFEX), on October 19, 2023, joined stakeholders at the 77th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in Arusha, Tanzania. A side event was organized by AFEX and the International Press Institute (IPI) under the theme:  Addressing online threats towards female journalists in Africa: Gaps and opportunities. The meeting was attended by civil society organization representatives across Africa. This meeting was purposed...
Uganda 

Statement by HRNJ-Uganda on the International Day to End Crimes of Impunity against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is a significant occasion that underscores the importance of press freedom, the safety of journalists, and the fight against impunity. This day, observed annually on November 2nd, serves as a global platform to raise awareness about the grave threats and challenges faced by journalists worldwide, and the urgent need to address these issues. According to UNESCO the IDEI 2023 theme...

Issue Highlights

Zimbabwe 

Reduction in crimes against journalists should spur Zimbabwe to adopt UN Plan of Action – MISA

The drastic reduction in media freedom violations during Zimbabwe’s 2023 election cycle is a significant development which comes at a time when the world...
South Sudan 

AMDISS calls for investigation into murdered journalists

Juba, 2 November 2023--As people around the globe get together in solidarity with journalists on this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against...

AFIC appeals to ACHPR to pass resolution urging all members to urging all members to adopt respective national ATI laws

The African Freedom of Information Center (AFIC) has called on the African Commission on Human and Human Rights (ACHPR) to undertake promotional visits to countries...

Country Highlights

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...
Ethiopia 

Detained Journalists in Ethiopia Transferred to Military Camp

The arbitrary arrest of journalists since the beginning of the conflict in the Amhara region of Ethiopia has caused an information gap leading to...