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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...
Africa 

Tackling Threats to Media Freedom and Safety in The Digital Age

The proliferation of technology has created new opportunities for journalists and journalism in Africa, but it has also come with threats. For civil society,...
West Africa 

How Governments in West Africa violated internet rights in 2022

In 2022, five African countries were plunged into spells of cyber disruptions that affected the lives and livelihoods of at least 30 million of...
Sudan 

Sudan’s internet freedom landscape remains precarious three years after ouster of Al Bashir

By Khattab Hamad Over three years since the ouster of long-term authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ongoing political crisis continues to present challenges for internet...
Zimbabwe 

Journalists charged with publishing false data messages

What happened Alpha Media Holdings editor-in-chief Wisdom Mdzungairi and senior reporter Desmond Chingarande were on the 3 August 2022 arrested and charged over a story...
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MISA’s Annual Report Highlights Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights Issues in Southern Africa

The year 2021 was one of consolidation and the repositioning of our organisation in the aftermath of the several headwinds that we faced. When we...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Media Rights Agenda, Others Win Suit over Twitter Ban

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has ruled that the indefinite suspension of access to Twitter in Nigeria by Federal Government in June 2021...
Ghana 

Ghana: MFWA welcomes justice for victim of sexual extortion

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the justice served by a court in Accra, Ghana, by jailing a phone repairer for sexual...
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...