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Burundi 

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist Sandra Muhoza

On April 14, 2024, journalist Sandra Muhoza with online media outlet La Nova Burundi was reportedly arrested by the police and later handed over...
Malawi 

MISA demands immediate release of arrested Malawian journalist

What happened MISA demands the immediate release of the Malawi journalist, Macmillan Mhone who was arrested on Monday 8 April 2024 over a story that...
Zambia 

AFEX Calls on Zambia’s Media Regulator to Reinstate Prime Television

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) together with its member, MiSA Zambia, is dismayed at the decision of the country’s media regulatory body,...
Zambia 

Critical Private TV Station under Attack from State Officials in Zambia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) firmly condemns the recent attacks by affiliates of Zambia’s ruling, Patriotic Front (PF) party against Prime Television...
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...