Saturday, April 20, 2024

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist Sandra Muhoza

Burundi 
On April 14, 2024, journalist Sandra Muhoza with online media outlet La Nova Burundi was reportedly arrested by the police and later handed over...
Malawi 

MISA demands immediate release of arrested Malawian journalist

What happened MISA demands the immediate release of the Malawi journalist, Macmillan Mhone who was arrested on Monday 8 April 2024 over a story that...
Nigeria 

Persistent harassment of Lanre Arogundade by state security constitutes systematic abuse of power and violation of his rights

For immediate release, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 The International Press Centre (IPC), hereby strongly registers its displeasure over yet another incident of harassment of its...
Nigeria 

Rebuilding trust in the electoral process: IPC hosts multi-stakeholders dialogue

Lagos, Nigeria – March 22, 2024. The International Press Centre (IPC), based in Lagos, Nigeria, lead implementing partner of Component 4 (Support to Media) under the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria Phase 2 (EUSDGN II) project, announces its upcoming major forum. Scheduled for Monday, March 25, 2024, this event will convene about 100 electoral stakeholders to address the critical theme of “Rebuilding Trust in the Electoral Processes,...
Africa 

#IWD2024: Inspiring women’s inclusion in Africa

Today, the world celebrates International Women’s Day 2024 under the theme of #InspireInclusion, which encourages the realisation of a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. However, amidst the global celebration, it is crucial to spotlight the persistent challenges faced by African female journalists, both online and offline. A 2020 global survey conducted by UNESCO confirmed a disturbing trend: online attacks targeting women journalists are on the rise at...

Issue Highlights

Africa 

How AFIC is Building Transparency and Accountability Across Africa Society

Transparency and accountability are fundamental pillars of good governance. Transparency ensures that government processes, decisions, and data are open and accessible to the public,...
Senegal 

Director of TV station stabbed

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) strongly condemns the brazen assault on Maïmouna Ndour Faye, director of the television station 7TV, and urges...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threats against journalist

The Centre for Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), International Press Center has expressed concerns about the alleged reported threats on the life of...

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...