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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...

Liberian Police seize Journalist’s Phones and Demand Deletion of Live Video

Police in Monrovia have seized broadcast equipment belonging to the editor of the local daily and online publisher FrontPage Africa (FPA). National security forces executing...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s Broadcasting Service’s Act Requires Extensive Amendment

MISA Zimbabwe on the occasion of the commemorations of World Radio Day on 13 February 2020 urges the government of Zimbabwe to urgently prioritise...
Democratic Republic Of CongoSouth SudanUganda 

Building Digital Literacy and Security Capacity of Women Refugees in Uganda

This statement was originally published on cipesa.org on December 9, 2019. By Ashnah Kalemera | Statistics on the prevalence of cyber harassment of women in Africa remain...

Needless Network Disruptions: A Continuing Menace to Online Rights in Africa

In what constitutes a serious violation of the digital rights of their citizens, governments in Africa are increasingly disrupting the Internet and social media...
Liberia 

Disenchanted Liberians Recount First Social Media Blackout Experience

The Liberian government on June 7, 2019 ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to block social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,...

AFEX Joins Its Member, CEMESP to Condemn Social Media Blackout in Liberia Amidst Protests

This statement was originally published by CEMESP on June 7, 2019.  In the wake of the June 7th protest in Liberia there has been noticeable...
Chad 

80 Press Freedom Organisations across the Globe Call on AU/UN Special Rapporteurs to Intervene in Ongoing Social Media Blackout in Chad

Eighty freedom of expression and media rights organisations across the world have called on the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression...
Nigeria 

AFEX Joins Global Press Freedom Organisations Urging Nigeria to Keep the Internet on during Election Period

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has joined other global press freedom organisations to call on the government of Nigeria to ensure that...
Zimbabwe 

High Court in Zimbabwe Annuls Internet Shutdown Directive by State Minister, Orders Restoration

This statetment was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on January 21, 2019. High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu on 21 January 2019 ruled that the Minister...

Internet Shutdowns, Fatal Clampdowns; a Continuing Threat to Freedom of Expression and Assembly Rights in Africa

By Felicia Anthonio, Coordinator of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) In recent times, there has been an increase in the use of Internet...
Zimbabwe 

AFEX Urges President Mnangagwa to End the Crackdown on Freedom of Expression and Assembly Rights in Zimbabwe

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the current government crackdown on freedom of expression and freedom of assembly rights...
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...