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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...
Ghana 

Killing of Ghanaian Journalist, Three Critical Safety of Journalists’ Issues to Consider

This statement was originally published on www.mfwa.org on January 21, 2019. On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Ahmed Hussein Suale, a member of the Tiger Eye...
Somalia 

AFEX Deplores Bomb Attack against Somali Journalist

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) denounces an attempt by hooligans on the life of Somali journalist and Chairman of rights-based NGO, Human...
Burkina FasoCameroonCote d'IvoireEthiopiaGhanaKenyaLesothoMozambiqueNamibiaNigeriaRwandaSomaliaSouth SudanSwazilandTanzaniaUgandaZimbabwe 

Stakeholders Call for a Coordination Mechanism on Safety of Journalists in Africa

Representatives from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Africa, including the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), and government institutions have agreed to establish a...
Uganda 

Police in Uganda Arrests Journalists, Shuts Down Radio Station

This statement was originally published on www.hrnjuganda.org on November 21, 2018.Unity FM radio based in Lira remains shut down since 17th November, 2018 when...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoGhanaSomaliaTogo 

AFEX Calls on African Governments to Promote Safety of Journalists, Combat Impunity

Resolution At the end of the Sixth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) held in Accra, Ghana, on November 7 and...
GhanaGuineaNigeriaSomaliaZimbabwe 

Killing of Journalists and Protesters in Guinea and Somalia in Third Quarter of 2018 Remain Unaddressed

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the continuing impunity in Guinea and Somalia where the police and other judicial...

AFEX Condemns Gruesome Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Calls on the UN to take Decisive Action against Saudi Arabia

Accra, Ghana, Monday, October 29, 2018:  The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organisations across...
Zimbabwe 

Police confiscate journalist’s press card

This statement was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on October 17, 2018. Police in Masvingo on 17 October 2018 threatened Godfrey Mutimba a journalist who writes...
Zambia 

AFEX Denounces Killing of Student by Zambian Police

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the acts of brutality against student demonstrators by Zambian police which has resulted in the killing...
Ghana 

Journalist Brutalised on Alleged Orders of Politician

This statement was originally published on www.mfwa.org on August 29, 2018. Thugs believed to have been hired by a politican, Hassan Ayariga, have attacked a...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoSomaliaZimbabwe 

State Security Agents, Lead Violators of Freedom of Expression Violations in Africa

State security agents accounted for a majority of violations recorded in the first half of 2018 (January-June) according to the Freedom of Expression (FOE)...
Zimbabwe 

Soldier Assaults Foreign Journalist

This statement was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on August 2, 2018. Yeshiel Panchia a journalist with the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) was on 2...