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Uganda 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: HRNJ reaffirms its commitment...

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...

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 

AFEX Members in Nigeria Call on the Government to Facilitate Internet Access for all Citizens

LAGOS, September 28, 2023: Three freedom of expression and media development organizations today issued a joint call on Federal and State Governments to take...
Nigeria 

MRA Urges Incoming Nigerian to Make Transparency the Cornerstone of Nigeria’s Democracy

LAGOS, Sunday, May 28, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make transparency and accountability the cornerstone...

IPC condemns attacks on journalists during governorship elections in Nigeria

For immediate release, March 18, 2023 The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos is highly disturbed by the reported incidents of attacks on journalists and other...

Community radio vandalized by rebels

A great number of the low-frequency equipment of the Community Radio for Peace of Bashali (Radio Communautaire pour la Paix de Bashali, RCPB) broadcasting...
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...
AfricaDemocratic Republic Of Congo 

AFEX Calls on African Governments to Address Growing Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Introduction The Eighth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations which...
Liberia 

WPFD 2022: CEMESP Calls for Improved Media Safety Environment in Liberia

Monrovia, May 2, 2022: As the world celebrate Word Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2022, the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building...
West Africa 

West Africa: Increase in FOE violations in last quarter of 2021

Despite the fact that the recent military takeovers are yet to negatively impact the press freedom landscape as feared, West Africa recorded more than...

AFEX demands more capacity building for radio stations to deliver credible information

Today, the world is observing the 11th Celebration of World Radio Day. The event was initially proclaimed in 2011 by UNESCO, and a year...
Gambia 

Gambia’s Journey to Access to Information Legislation, and the uncertain road ahead

On July 1, 2021, the National Assembly of The Gambia passed into law the Access of Information Bill.  The change of government in 2016...
West Africa 

Have ATI laws improved democratic governance and reduced corruption in West Africa? The evidence is humbling

Two-thirds of countries in West Africa have adopted Access to Information (ATI) laws. These laws are supposed to remove barriers to public access to information, improve...
Africa 

AFEX calls on African Governments to ensure Effective implementation of ATI Laws

On the occasion of the 2021 International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) commends countries on...