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Somalia 

Somali authorities must end judicial harassment of journalist Abdalle...

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) strongly condemns the prolonged detention and harassment of Somali media rights advocate, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, and calls...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threat on journalist’s life

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria is greatly concerned about the reported threats on the life of Premium Times Journalist, Saviour Imukudo. A report...
Gambia 

AFEX Demands Accountability for 2004 Killing of Deyda Hydara, Calls for Prosecution of Ex-President Jammeh of Gambia

ACCRA, GHANA, Wednesday, July 24, 2019:  The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a regional network of freedom of expression organizations, has called on...

AFEX Deplores Sentencing of Journalist in Somaliland, Demands His Immediate Release

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) deplores the sentencing of journalist and social media activist, Abdimalik Muse Oldon by a court in Somalia’s...
Kenya 

Students Assault TV Station Crew, Set Vehicle Ablaze in Kenya

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) calls on the police to expeditiously investigate and punish unruly students who physically assaulted a crew working...
Sudan 

AFEX Deplores Massive Crackdown on Free Expression Rights by Sudanese Army

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the ongoing violations of the freedom of expression rights of the Sudanese people and urges the...
Tanzania 

AFEX Vehemently Condemns Tanzania’s Detention, Deportation of Executive Director of Uganda-based Organisation, CIPESA

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its Uganda-based member, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), to...
ChadDemocratic Republic Of CongoMozambiqueNigeriaSudanTanzania 

AFEX Denounces Increasing Attacks on Journalists in Africa, Calls for an End to Impunity for Such Crimes

Resolution of the Seventh General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) held in Berlin, Germany, on April 7, 2019. The Seventh General...
Mozambique 

AFEX Joins Global Calls for Unconditional Release of Detained Mozambican Journalist

Member organisations of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) have joined several other prominent freedom of expression and press freedom advocacy organisations across...
Democratic Republic Of CongoMozambiqueSudanZambiaZimbabwe 

Governments Increasingly Penalising Critical Journalism in Africa

The right to freedom of expression and access to information is enshrined in the national constitutions of several African countries who are also signatories...

AFEX Calls on Authorities in Sudan to Unconditionally Release Journalist Osman Mirghani

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) demands the release of Sudanese journalist, Osman Mirghani who has been in detention without charge for the...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

AFEX Condemns Imprisonment of Journalist in DRC for “Insulting” Governor

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and its member in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Journaliste en Danger (JED) denounce the sentencing...
Zambia 

Critical Private TV Station under Attack from State Officials in Zambia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) firmly condemns the recent attacks by affiliates of Zambia’s ruling, Patriotic Front (PF) party against Prime Television...
Mozambique 

MISA Calls for Release of Journalist from Prolonged Detention

This statetment was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on January 22, 2019. MISA Zimbabwe joins the international community in calling for the immediate release of Mozambican...