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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...
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 The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to...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...
Uganda 

Uganda: Journalists Charged with Criminal Trespass, Released on Bond

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on  February 23, 2017. Two journalists, Dean Lubowa Saava and Fidel Arinaitwe, were on 23rd February 2017, arrested...
Uganda 

Uganda: Detained Reporter Released Without Charge

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on February 18, 2017 Police in Fort Portal has released without charge a Kabarole Research Centre (KRC) FM...