Monday, June 24, 2024
HomeFree Expression and The Law

Free Expression and The Law

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...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Newspaper Sued, Threatened Over Critical Publication

A charity group, Al Bashar International Foundation based in Bauchi State, Nigeria, has sued the WikkiTimes Media Limited and three others for defamation over...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s Looming Patriot Bill Cause for Great Concern

Legislation is an old age tool that governments continue to rely on to influence civic space both negatively and positively. In Zimbabwe, this space, which...
Lesotho 

Lesotho: Proposed Internet Broadcasting Rules Will Stifle Free Speech

The Lesotho government, through the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA), has proposed new regulations that stipulate that individuals with more than 100 followers on social...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: IPC Denounces Regulator’s Excessive Fine on Radio Station

The International Press Centre (IPC) has expressed dismay over the imposition of a fine of N5million (about USD 13,032) on the Nigeria Info 99.3FM...
Nigeria 

COVID-19: IPC Calls for Measures to Protect Journalists; Urges Caution in Reporting the Pandemic

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, has called on media proprietors (both private and government) to provide journalists covering the Covid-19 health crisis in...
West Africa 

Media Coverage of COVID-19: Stick to Facts, Avoid Sensationalism

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has taken note of the rising spate of COVID-19 cases in West Africa and urges the media...
West Africa 

February 2020 in West Africa: Two Dead, Internet Disrupted and State Broadcaster Shutdown

The freedom of expression environment in West Africa in February 2020 saw little improvement on that of January with incidents of deaths, detentions and...

African Commission Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, 14 Other Special Mechanism by 6 Months

This statement was originally published on mediarightsagenda.net on November 25, 2019. The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) has renewed the mandate of...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe Must Introduce Laws that Promote Journalists’ Safety

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) supports the recent call by its member, Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe Chapter urging the...
Cameroon 

Cameroonian Government Must Act to End Ongoing Attacks on Press Freedom

In a joint report produced by the Accra-based African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and its member in Cameroon, Association pour Le Développement Intégré...
GhanaLiberiaTanzania 

Boost to Freedom of Expression Rights in Africa as Progressive Laws, Court Rulings Define First Quarter of 2019

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange’s (AFEX) monitoring of the Freedom of Expression (FOE) Situation in Africa during January-March 2019 recorded some positive developments...
EthiopiaGhanaMozambiqueNigeriaSouth SudanTanzaniaZimbabwe 

AFEX Appeals to African Governments to Actively Promote and Defend Freedom of Expression ahead of World Press Freedom Day Celebration

In the next few days, hundreds of stakeholders across the globe will converge in Africa in the Ethiopian capital and host city of the...