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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...
Chad 

Six Months of Obscurity: Chadians Digitally Cut-Off

On March 28, 2018, the government of Chad shut down social media platforms such Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp without any explanation. It’s been six...
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)...
Uganda 

23 Radio Stations Shut Down in Uganda for “Promoting Witchcraft”

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is saddened by the decision of Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) to shut down 23 radio stations for...
Ghana 

Massive crackdown on Ghana’s Radio Industry: 34 Stations Shut down, 97 Others Face Heavy Fines

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on September 29, 2017. Thirty-four FM broadcasting stations have been shut down by the National Communications Authority (NCA),...
Rwanda 

Decision of Rwanda’s Electoral Commission to Vet Online Messages of Presidential Candidates Unacceptable – AFEX

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the decision of the Electoral Commission of Rwanda to vet and approve the...
Lesotho 

Lesotho: Government Closes Two Tadio Stations ahead of World Radio Day Celebrations

This statement was originally published on misa.org on February 10, 2017. Three days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017,...
Nigeria 

Halt Harassment of Premium Times Newspaper, IPC Calls for Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Media Freedom

This statement was originally published on Ipcng.org on January 20, 2017. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has described the invasion of the premises of...
Cameroon 

AFEX Urges Cameroon Government to Protect Freedom of Expression amidst Protests

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is concerned about the deteriorating freedom of expression and press freedom situation in Cameroon amidst ongoing protests...
Gambia 

The Gambia: Licenses of Four Radio Stations Revoked

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 10, 2017. The Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure of The Gambia has revoked the licenses...
Gambia 

The Gambia: Seven Foreign Journalists Expelled

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 17, 2017. Seven journalists who had gone to The Gambia to cover the upcoming inauguration of...
Malawi 

MISA Malawi Questions Shutdown of Times Group over Tax Default

MISA-Malawi is disturbed by news of the closure this morning of Blantyre Printing and Publishing Company (Times Group) offices by the Malawi Revenue Authority...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Journalists Barred from Abuja High Court

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 12, 2017. Journalists who went to the Federal High Court in Abuja to cover a case...