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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...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: MISA Develops A Guide to the Cyber and Data Protection Act

The Media Institute for Southern Africa-Zimbabwe Guide has developed a guide to assist ordinary citizens, data protection advocates, human rights advocates, media organisations and...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: MRA Rejects Government’s Attempt to Regulate Social Media

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Nigerian Government to discontinue its attempt to adopt a “Code of Practice for Interactive Computer...
Africa 

Advancing Internet Freedom in Africa Through the UPR: Lessons and Gaps

Since its establishment in 2006, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has provided a unique process for reviewing the human rights records of all United...
Togo 

Togo Struggles with a digital ID while actively surveilling citizens

For four years Togo has been inching towards issuing a digital identity (ID) card. While there are indications that 2022 may be the year...
Zimbabwe 

Statement on the recently reported internet throttling in Zimbabwe

Internet access should be guaranteed at all times and most importantly during election periods such as the by-elections slated for 26 March 2022 in...
Ghana 

Ghana: MFWA Welcomes High Court Ruling on Personal Data Collection by Government

A High Court in Ghana has ordered the state agency, National Communications Authority (NCA), to stop collecting personal information from mobile phone subscribers. The...
Zambia 

Zambia: New Cyber Law Impedes Civil Liberties

Zambia is increasingly repressing the exercise of civic rights, a trend that is growing as the country heads to general elections in August 2021....
Uganda 

Uganda Abandons Social Media Tax But Slaps New Levy on Internet Data

By Daniel Mwesigwa | Uganda has ditched the Over-The-Top (OTT) tax that it introduced three years ago on the use of social media services after...
Africa 

AFEX Calls on African Governments to Ensure Safety of Journalists, Respect Digital Rights

The Eighth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations which...
Nigeria 

MFWA salutes court order restraining Nigerian government from prosecuting Twitter users

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the ruling by the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja on June 22, 2021, in which...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: MRA, IPC Condemn Federal Government’s Twitter Ban

Lagos, Monday, June 7, 2021:  Two non-governmental organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) today condemned the Federal Government’s indefinite...
Sierra Leone 

How Sierra Leone is Hiding Behind the Fight Against Cybercrime to Abuse Digital Rights

The Sierra Leonean government has introduced a Cyber Crime Bill (2020) in what it claims to be an attempt to tackle cybercrime and boost...