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Burundi 

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist Sandra Muhoza

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...
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...
Ghana 

Media, Police Commit to Effective Collaboration to Promote Peaceful Elections in Ghana

Journalists and police officers in the Ashanti and Northern regions have committed to collaborating to promote peaceful elections in Ghana. The two groups made...
Zimbabwe 

Journalist Chin’ono Denied Bail Yet Again

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 24 August 2020, denied bail yet again following his fresh bail application on the basis of changed circumstances. However, in...

Ethiopia: AFEX Joins Call for Facebook to Act on Violence-Inciting Speech

The Africa Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has joined thirty-five other organisations to demand action from Facebook to prevent the use of its platform...
Africa 

Access to information Crucial for an Effective Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

The need for accessing public information during crisis exists at every step, regardless of the severity it may have on the people. Governments often...
Gambia 

Towards an ATI Law in The Gambia: The Journey So Far

Access to Information is one of the pillars of a strong democratic government. The legal right to request information from government can lead to...
Zimbabwe 

Protecting Media Freedom and Access to Information in Zimbabwe: MISA’s Recommendations

MISA Zimbabwe shares its Way Forward recommendations for defending media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information to mark World Press Freedom Day...
Zimbabwe 

AFEX Welcomes  Zimbabwean High Court Ruling Barring Police from Arresting Journalists

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange has welcomed a recent ruling by a High Court in Zimbabwe on April 20, 2020, ordered the police...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

JED Calls on Union of Journalists to Lift Ban on Political Broadcasts Immediately

In a letter dated February 24, 2020 and addressed to Mr. Adheli Kabasubabo, President of the Union national de la Presse du Congo (UNPC), Kasaï-Central...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s Broadcasting Service’s Act Requires Extensive Amendment

MISA Zimbabwe on the occasion of the commemorations of World Radio Day on 13 February 2020 urges the government of Zimbabwe to urgently prioritise...
West Africa 

Stakeholders Recommend Strategies to Combat Internet Disruptions and Shutdowns during Elections in Africa

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on November 21, 2019. The 2019 West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) hosted by the Media...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe Must Introduce Laws that Promote Journalists’ Safety

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) supports the recent call by its member, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe Chapter urging the...