Monday, June 24, 2024
HomeDigital Rights

Digital Rights

Mali 

Mali silences critics with harsh prison sentences

A court in Mali has handed a two-year prison sentence to Dr Etienne Fakaba Sissoko to crown two months of harassment of the economist...
Nigeria 

MRA condemns abduction of journalist by police

LAGOS, Friday, May 24, 2024: Media Rights Agenda (MRA), today condemned as appalling and unacceptable, Wednesday’s abduction of Mr. Madu Onuorah, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief...
Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Joins Global Trend: Shuts Down Internet and Mobile Services during Elections

The government of Sierra Leone has joined the trend of government-mandated Internet shutdowns during important national events such as elections. Several reports show that...
GhanaLiberiaNigeriaSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanUgandaZimbabwe 

African Internet Governance Stakeholders Urge Governments to Put Premium on Digital Rights of Citizens

The membership of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and other African internet governance stakeholders attending the Sixth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF)...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

Uphold Freedom of Expression Rights of Citizens – AFEX to Government of DRC

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) bemoans the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and freedom of assembly rights of citizens...
Cameroon 

45 Days in Cyber Darkness: Cameroon Switches off Internet for Second Time in the Year

The government of Cameroon has within the last one year shut down the Internet in its attempt to clampdown on demonstrations by aggrieved citizens...
Cameroon 

AFEX Bemoans Crackdown on Protesters in Anglophone Regions of Cameroon

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) denounces the brutality of Cameroon’s security forces against unarmed civilians reportedly killing 12 people and injuring many...
Togo 

Access to Facebook and WhatsApp Blocked in Togo

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on September 6, 2017. Reports from Togo say social media has been disrupted in the country since September...
South Sudan 

South Sudanese Denied Access to Information as Government Blocks Selected Websites

This statement was originally published on amdiss on July 20, 2017. The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) is concerned by the blockage...

AFEX Calls for Immediate End to Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Africa

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression groups, has expressed serious concerns about the increased incidents of...
Rwanda 

Decision of Rwanda’s Electoral Commission to Vet Online Messages of Presidential Candidates Unacceptable – AFEX

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the decision of the Electoral Commission of Rwanda to vet and approve the...
Ghana 

MFWA, Stakeholders to Discuss Digital Gender Gap in Ghana

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on May 22, 2017. Stakeholders from government, telecommunications industry, academia, civil society organisations, media and the general public...
Cameroon 

AFEX Petitions AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to Intervene in Cameroon Crisis

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017 petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access...
Cameroon 

AFEX Urges Cameroonian Government to Heed Calls: Unblock Internet and Release Arrested Citizens

Exactly sixty days ago, today (March 17, 2017), the government of Cameroon shut down the internet and banned the activities of the Cameroon Anglophone...