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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...
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,...
Uganda 

HRNJ condemns attacks on journalists covering local council elections

We highly condemn the brutal actions that were meted out against journalists who covered the by-elections of the Bukedea District Local Council (LC5) and...
Senegal 

9 dead, TV stations shut, internet disrupted in Senegal

Nine protesters have died, the internet has been disrupted and the signals of a pro-opposition television station temporarily cut as the conviction of Senegal’s...
Uganda 

Uncertain future for the media in Uganda

The state of  press freedom in Uganda keeps deteriorating with each passing day. Uganda is currently ranked number 132 out of 180 countries under the...