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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...
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...
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...