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Somalia 

Somali authorities must end judicial harassment of journalist Abdalle...

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) strongly condemns the prolonged detention and harassment of Somali media rights advocate, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, and calls...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threat on journalist’s life

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria is greatly concerned about the reported threats on the life of Premium Times Journalist, Saviour Imukudo. A report...
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...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Judge Directs NGOs to put National Assembly ‘On Notice’ Over Anti-Social Media Bill

Originally issued by MRA on March 24, 2016 A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed that the National Assembly be “put on notice” before...
Uganda 

Ugandan Elections: Citizens’ Voices Muted

The African Freedom of Expression (AFEX) condemns the blockage of social media networks in Uganda by the Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC). The government announced on...

Leading African Freedom of Expression Organisations to Engage Stakeholders on Internet Rights and Freedoms Issues

Twenty-three (23) individuals representing 19 of the most prominent freedom of expression organisations in Africa, have been equipped with knowledge, skills and strategies needed...

AFRICAN FREE EXPRESSION ORGANISATIONS TO GATHER IN ACCRA FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS TRAINING

Leading freedom of expression organisations from across Africa are meeting in Accra, Ghana, for a two-day capacity building workshop on January 23-24, 2016. The two-day...
Zambia 

MISA Zambia commemorates first ‘Online Media Week’

It was a week of intense activity between August 31 and September 4, 2015, when MISA Zambia commemorated its inaugural Online Media Week. The...
Zambia 

‘Online media can contribute to citizen participation, good governance’

MISA Zambia wishes to note that online media have great potential of contributing to citizen participation and good governance in Zambia through instant, on...