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Nigeria 

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Senegal 

MFWA collaborates with IPI to produce legal resource on...

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has partnered with the International Press Institute (IPI) to produce a resource tool kit on the legal...

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...

South Sudan: AMDISS Concerned About Closure of Radio Jonglei

Juba- September 6th 2021: The Association for Media Development In South Sudan (AMDISS) is concerned about the continued closure of Radio Jonglei, one of the...
Ghana 

Ghana: RTI Commission Quashes Exorbitant Fees by State Agency

Ghana’s Right to Information (RTI) Commission has delivered what many consider as a milestone decision that signals the Commission’s commitment to ensure an effective...
South Africa 

AFEX, FXI Express Regret Over Loss of Life, Property and Community Media during Recent Riots in South Africa

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and its member in South Africa, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) today expressed its deepest concerns...