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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...
South Sudan 

AFEX Denounces Indefinite Closure of Private Newspaper in South Sudan

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and its member, the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) denounce the indefinite closure of...
Mauritania 

Mauritania: 13 Anti-Slavery Activists Jailed

This statement was originally published by mfwa.org on August 25, 2016 Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from...
Guinea 

Guinea: Police Bar Media from Court, Brutalise Reporter

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on August 15, 2016. Anti-riot police on duty at a court in Conakry have beaten up a journalist...
Liberia 

Liberia: Radio Station Shut Down

This statement was originally published by mfwa.org on August 14, 2016. The government of Liberia has shut down privately-owned Radio LIB24. The MFWA’s partner organisation in...
Mauritania 

Mauritania: Authorities ban Media from Covering Arab League Summit

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on August 1, 2016. The authorities in Mauritania barred about twelve journalists from covering the 27th Arab League...
South Sudan 

Freedom of Expression: AFEX Urges South Sudan to Protect Rights of Journalists

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) writes to express grave concern about the recent crackdown on the media in South Sudan which has...
Lesotho 

Lesotho Times Journalist goes into Exile

This statement was originally published by misa.org on July 19, 2016. Lesotho Times newspaper reporter Keiso Mohloboli fled Lesotho on July 18, 2016, to the...
Guinea Bissau 

Guinea Bissau: Director of News at State Broadcaster Sacked for Defying Censorship Order

The statement was originally published by mfwa.org on July 15, 2016. The Director of News at the state radio broadcaster in Guinea Bissau, Radiodifusao Nationale...
Somalia 

AFEX Decries Arrest of Journalists, Closure of Radio Station

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), together with its member, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) deplores the closure of City FM...
Zimbabwe 

Government Blocks WhatsApp as “Shutdown Zimbabwe” Protest Takes Place

This statement was originally published on misa.org on July 6, 2016. As MISA-Zimbabwe monitors the enjoyment of media freedom and freedom of expression during the...

AFEX Urges Sudanese Government to End Massive Crackdown on Free Speech

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the continued wave of attacks on freedom of expression in Sudan. Series of press...
Zambia 

Closure of Private Newspaper in Zambia, Unacceptable – AFEX

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) to express its deepest concern over the closure of...