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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...
Niger 

Prosecutor Demands 3 Years Imprisonment for Protest Leaders

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on July 17, 2018. Prosecutors in Niger have demanded three years imprisonment for several influential civil society leaders who...
Zambia 

AFEX Urges Zambia Government to Adopt Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Formulating Internet Policies

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins journalists, bloggers, and activists in Zambia to call on the government to develop and adopt a...
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...
Somalia 

Update: Jailed Somaliland Poet and Activist Granted Presidential Pardon

Somaliland president, Muse Bihi has ordered the release of Naima Ahmed, a young poet and activist who was sentenced to three years in prison. According...
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...
Ethiopia 

Uphold Freedom of Expression Rights, AFEX Appeals to Ethiopian Government

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the International community to condemn the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression rights in Ethiopia. AFEX...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s Opposition Leader Commits to Journalists Safety

This statement was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on March 8, 2018. Opposition MDC –T president Nelson Chamisa on 8 March 2018 said his party is...
Uganda 

Continued Detention of Staff of Red Pepper Newspaper, Alarming– AFEX

The Africa Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, the Human Rights network for Journalists in Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) to denounce the continued detention...
Somalia 

NUSOJ Holds Training on Freedom of Expression and Media Law for Somali Journalists

This statement was originally published on nusoj.org on September 23, 2017. A training on freedom of expression, media law and defamation, organized by the National...
Cameroon 

Cameroon Crises: President Orders Release of Journalists, Consortium Leaders and Others

The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, has ordered the Military Court in Yaoundé to drop charges against four journalists and two...
Burkina FasoGambiaGhanaNigeria 

MFWA to Award Excellent Journalism in West Africa

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on August 2, 2017 officially launched the first ever West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA)...
Somalia 

AFEX Petitions Somali President over Repressive Media Bill

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has called on the President of Somalia, Mr Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo, to ensure that new repressive...