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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...
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...
Gambia 

GPU Begins Nationwide Sensitization on Access to Information, Media Self-regulation

The Gambia Press Union, with support from the British Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, is implementing a project aimed at strengthening ongoing efforts...

World Radio Day 2021: MFWA Applauds the Resilience, Versatility of Radio in the Face of COVID-19

The theme for this year’s World Radio Day – New World, New Radio – highlights and celebrates the significance and resilience of radio in...
Liberia 

How Liberia’s Coronavirus Misinformation Spread Far More than the Virus Itself

On March 16, 2020, the first coronavirus case in Liberia was confirmed; a government official, Mr. Nathaniel Blama who traveled from Switzerland tested positive. ...
Somalia 

8 Journalists Killed in 3 Years: The Deplorable State of Press Freedom in Somalia

Somalia remains one of the most dangerous places for journalists across the globe. For the fifth year in a row, the country has maintained...
Niger 

Niger Passes New Law on Interception of Communications

By Simone Toussi and Thomas Robertson | In response to national security challenges related to terrorism, ethnic conflict and organized crime, Niger promulgated a new...