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Mali 

Mali silences critics with harsh prison sentences

A court in Mali has handed a two-year prison sentence to Dr Etienne Fakaba Sissoko to crown two months of harassment of the economist...
Nigeria 

MRA condemns abduction of journalist by police

LAGOS, Friday, May 24, 2024: Media Rights Agenda (MRA), today condemned as appalling and unacceptable, Wednesday’s abduction of Mr. Madu Onuorah, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief...
Sudan 

AFEX condemns Sudan’s hunt on journalism 

On April 2, 2024, Sudan’s Acting Information Minister Graham Abdel-Qadir issued a directive suspending the operations of Al Arabiya News channel, Al Hadath TV,...
Senegal 

Director of TV station stabbed

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) strongly condemns the brazen assault on Maïmouna Ndour Faye, director of the television station 7TV, and urges...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threats against journalist

The Centre for Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), International Press Center has expressed concerns about the alleged reported threats on the life of...
South Sudan 

AMDISS calls for investigation into murdered journalists

Juba, 2 November 2023--As people around the globe get together in solidarity with journalists on this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

AFEX condemns the arrest of reporter Anicet Moleka

The prolonged conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo  (DRC) has translated into a nightmare for journalists and their work. The environment has sabotaged...
Uganda 

Journalists assaulted and arrested for covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

More than a dozen journalists were arrested with several of them assaulted and their equipment confiscated by Ugandan security personnel during the coverage of...
Gambia 

GPU condemns troubling remarks of Gambian President on press freedom and democracy

Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, has made a series of remarks that directly threaten the state of press freedom, freedom of expression and the country’s...
Somalia 

AFEX condemns unlawful arrest of journalist Mohamed Bulbul

The socio-political climate in Somalia has been described as the most hazardous in Africa for media work. Besides endemic poverty, journalists face gruesome murders,...
South Sudan 

AMDISS concerned over confiscation of journalists’ equipment

 Juba, August 11, 2023—AMDISS is deeply concerned over the confiscation of the media equipment that belong to Eye Radio and City Review Newspaper. This afternoon,...
Nigeria 

MFWA calls on Nigerian President to reverse predecessor’s poor freedom of expression record

On May 29, 2023, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over from President Muhammadu Buhari as the new helmsman in Nigeria’s presidency. Even though the...
Uganda 

Transport manager assaults journalist

A journalist Gerald Niyirinda working for Voice of Muhabura Radio based in Kisoro district, in Western Uganda has been allegedly assaulted by the Gateway...
Kenya 

Kenyan Minister of Trade must withdraw derogative remarks against media

The minister of trade of Kenya accused a major media outlet of being partisan amidst insults to journalists working for the media outlet. Moses Kuria,...