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Nigeria 

I-CSPJ calls for concerted efforts for the release of...

IPC’s Centre for the Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), Lagos-Nigeria is calling for a concerted effort towards the immediate release of Chairman of...

Journalists remanded in prison for reporting about alleged corruption

Kampala; Two (2) journalists Dickson Mubiru and Alirabaki Ssengooba were on Thursday, 20th June 2024, remanded to Luzira Prison, after writing a story related...
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...
Gambia 

Gambia Press Union Welcomes the Passing of Access to Information Bill 2021

The Gambia Press Union and the Civil Society Coalition on Access to Information welcome the passing of the Access to Information Bill 2021 by...
Gambia 

Media Rights Agenda, Goodluck Jonathan Foundation Commend Gambia’s National Assembly for Passing Access to Information Bill into Law

Friday, July 2, 2021:  The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have commended The Gambia’s National Assembly for passing the country’s...
Africa 

AFEX Calls on African Governments to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Respect Digital Rights

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

Joint Petition on the Need to Ensure Internet Availability at all Times in Eswatini

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), IFEX, Panos Institute Southern Africa, and,...
Southern Africa 

Southern Africa Development Community Ignores Media in Vision 2050

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) on June 21, 2021, wrote to the Chairperson of the Southern Africa Development Community, President Filipe J....
Ghana 

Ghana RTI Court case: MFWA Disappointed at Ruling

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has received with disappointment the ruling on June 17, 2021 by the Human Rights Division of the...
South Africa 

The State of Access to Information in South Africa

Since the start of South Africa’s democracy in 1994, human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and access to information, have been...