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Nigeria 

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Senegal 

MFWA collaborates with IPI to produce legal resource on...

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has partnered with the International Press Institute (IPI) to produce a resource tool kit on the legal...
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...
Guinea 

Journalist Detained for Erroneous Report

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on June 30, 2017. Gendarmes in Guinea have arrested and detained a journalist for two days after he...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: New Censorship Board to ‘regulate and control’ Media

This statement was originally published on zimbabwe.misa.org on May 24, 2017. A new Board of Censors has been put in place to regulate and control...
Nigeria 

AFEX Members in Nigeria Call on Government to Ensure Enabling Environment for Media Practice

This statement was originally published on ipcng.org on May 3, 2017. On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day 2017, a coalition of media...
Ghana 

Ghana: Journalist Fined for Contempt

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 24, 2017. A journalist with the Daily Graphic, Ghana’s leading newspaper with nationwide circulation, has been sentenced...
Cote d'Ivoire 

Cote d’Ivoire: Media Regulator Suspends Sports Paper over “Unproven Allegations”

This statement was published on mfwa.org on March 24, 2017. The print media regulator in Cote d’Ivoire, Conseil National de la Presse (CNP), has suspended...
Sierra Leone 

Update: Police in Sierra Leone have Returned Passport of Anti-Corruption Activist after 45 Days

Sierra Leonean police have returned the passport of Abdul Fatoma, the Chief Executive Officer of the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI),...
Uganda 

Uganda: Court Acquits Four Journalists of Criminal Defamation Charges

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on March 16, 2017. The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has acquitted four journalists of criminal defamation...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: 54 Radio and Television Stations Shut Down by Regulator

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 14, 2017. The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to...
LiberiaSomaliaUganda 

AFEX Urges Women Journalists to Assert Themselves despite Challenges

March 8 each year is celebrated as International Women’s Day (IWD). The day is set aside to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women...
Somalia 

NUSOJ Condemns Fresh Attacks on Media in Puntland, Calls for Respect for Journalists’ Freedom

This statement was originally published on nusoj.org on March 6, 2017. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today condemned fresh attacks on media...