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Uganda 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: HRNJ reaffirms its commitment...

KAMPALA, May 3, 2024 – The Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) stands united with the global community on this year’s World Press Freedom...
Liberia 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: CEMESP issues call to...

On World Press Freedom Day, the Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) released a poignant statement, echoing the sentiments of a nation grappling...
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...
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 CongoEthiopiaGambiaGhanaKenyaUgandaZambia 

Registration for Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica18) Opened

Registration for the sixth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18) is opened. FIFAfrica18 is a landmark event that brings...
KenyaUganda 

MFWA to Co-Host Africa’s Biggest Internet Freedom Event

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on July 4, 2018. From September 26 to 28, 2018, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGhanaNigeriaZimbabwe 

Citizens Voices Grow Online Despite Repressive Environment: State of Internet Freedom in Africa

Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, 26 June, 2018:  Countries across Africa continued to witness progressive deterioration in the online environment in 2017 as a result of...
Somalia 

Prominent Rights Groups Call on Somaliland President to Intervene in Deteriorating Freedom of Expression Situation

Fifteen leading human rights organisations that seek to promote freedom of expression rights in Africa have called on the President to Somaliland, a self-declared...
Uganda 

Ugandan Government Taxes Social Media Users, Threat to Internet Rights

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has learnt with disappointment the passage of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which seeks to tax...
Uganda 

Ugandan Government Taxes Social Media Users, Threat to Internet Rights

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has learnt with disappointment the passage of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which seeks to tax...
Somalia 

AFEX Denounces Increased Attacks on Online Expression in Somaliland

Authorities in Somaliland should refrain from harassing journalists and individuals for exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression online. The African Freedom of...
Somalia 

Violation of Freedom of Expression Rights: Somaliland Jails Activist, Citizen

A provincial court in Hargeisa, a city in Somaliland, Somalia’s self-declared republic has sentenced an activist and a civilian to three years and 18...
Tanzania 

Tanzania’s Newly Adopted Electronic and Postal Communication Code is Retrogressive and an Affront to Free Speech – AFEX

Despite several calls by civil society and international bodies urging the government of Tanzania to revise or withdraw portions its Electronic and Postal Communications...
Chad 

Chad Plunged into Social Media Blackout: No Government Explanation Forthcoming

Internet users in Chad have been denied access to social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp. The government and service providers have given...