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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...
Uganda 

Uganda: Police Officer arrested for Assaulting Journalist

Edward Tibamwenda, a police officer attached to Lungujja police station was on July 24, 2015 arrested for allegedly assaulting a Vision Group Correspondent Frederick...
Uganda 

Uganda: Police and President’s Representative arrest Radio Station Manager for criticizing the President

Police and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Gulu District in Northern Uganda, on July 21, 2015 arrested Payira Bonny a radio talk-show host...
Uganda 

Uganda: Journalist Acquitted of ‘obstruction’ charges

 Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist with the Associated Press, has on June 22, 2015 been acquitted by the Magistrates Court of obstructing the former District...
Uganda 

Uganda:Police Detain Journalist for Photographing a Suspect at Court

A court reporter working with the Vision Group, Betty Amamukirori was on June 18, 2016 arrested by the police at the Anti-Corruption Court in...
Uganda 

Uganda: Another Witness pins Senior Police Officer a Journalist Assault.

Kampala, 14th May, 2015; A third prosecution witness has testified against the former District Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station, Joram Mwesigye in...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

DRC: AFEX condemns arrest and detention of journalists, accuses Congolese authorities of assault on free expression

DRC: AFEX condemns arrest and detention of journalists, accuses Congolese authorities of assault on free expression The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is...
Kenya 

DRC: JED condemns a new hard blow against Freedom of Information

Journalist in Danger (JED) and Reporters Without Borders (RWB) demand the immediate release of Erick Izami, a journalist with Antenna A, held illegally for...
GhanaUgandaWest Africa 

This Week in Africa:The week of 13 – 18 October

This Week in Africa The week of 13 – 18 October witnessed some free expression violations and challenges on the continent as reported by some...
BotswanaDemocratic Republic Of CongoMalawiZimbabwe 

This Week in Africa: 20 – 25 October, 2014

This Week in Africa The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) continues to support its members in their efforts to address freedom of expression challenges...
South Sudan 

South Sudan: AFEX deeply concerned about National Security Service Bill; Calls on Parliament to reject it

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about a National Security Service Bill waiting to be passed by the Parliament of...
Somalia 

AFEX condemns endorsement of a draconian media law by the Somalia Council of Ministers; Calls on Somali Parliament to reject it

AFEX condemns endorsement of a draconian media law by the Somalia Council of Ministers; Calls on Somali Parliament to reject it The African Freedom...