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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...
Cameroon 

Internet Blackout Rages on in North-west and South-west Cameroon

It has been exactly 39 days today, February 24, 2017 since the Cameroonian government shut down the Internet in the two Anglophone regions of...
Cameroon 

AFEX Urges Cameroon Government to Protect Freedom of Expression amidst Protests

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is concerned about the deteriorating freedom of expression and press freedom situation in Cameroon amidst ongoing protests...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Police Arrest Publisher of Online News Portal for Alleged Defamation

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 14, 2014. Nigerian police have arrested Desmond Utomwen, publisher of FreshNews, an online journal, following a...
Tanzania 

Freedom of Expression Online under Attack in Tanzania

Freedom of expression online is under attack in Tanzania as the Government abuses legal and judicial processes to suppress critical voices on the Internet,...

AFEX Members Reaffirm Commitment to Digital Rights in Africa

Introduction The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) held its 4thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) in Grahamstown, South Africa, on August 31, 2016.  The AGM was...
Uganda 

Uganda: Police ‘summons’ journalist over a Facebook post

This statement was originally published on www.hrnjuganda.org on September 1, 2016. Police in Moroto District, North Eastern Uganda summoned a freelance journalist, Teba Arukol, over...

AFEX Holds Capacity Building Workshop on Digital Rights for Media Advocacy Groups in Africa

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) will hold a two-day digital rights capacity building workshop on August 29 & 30, 2016, in Grahamstown,...
Mali 

Mali: Social Media Blackout

This statement was originally published by MFWA on August 19, 2016. There has been a suspected social media shutdown in Mali since August 17, 2016. Reports...
Zimbabwe 

MISA Zimbabwe: Don’t Regulate Social Media

This statement was originally published by misa.org on July 12, 2016. MISA-Zimbabwe notes with great concern escalating threats by government to “regulate” social media in...
Zimbabwe 

Government Blocks WhatsApp as “Shutdown Zimbabwe” Protest Takes Place

This statement was originally published on misa.org on July 6, 2016. As MISA-Zimbabwe monitors the enjoyment of media freedom and freedom of expression during the...

Ugandan Authorities Must Stop the Clamp Down On Online Media Platforms- AFEX

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the increasing disregard for freedom of expression rights both offline and online by...

Uganda: Government Blocks Social Media as Police Attacks Journalists ahead of President’ Swearing in.

This Alert was originally issued by HRNJ-Uganda on May 12, 2016. Government has switched of social media platforms in Uganda ahead of the swearing in...