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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...
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...
Ghana 

Media coalition in Ghana calls for repeal of false publication laws

The Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) with three other media organisations has called on the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo to annul aspects...
Somalia 

AFEX demands unconditional release of Somali journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

The African Freedom of Exchange (AFEX) strongly condemns the rearrest of freelance journalist and press freedom advocate Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, and urges the Somali...
Somalia 

Prison officers refuse to jail Somali journalist sentenced to two months in prison

Prison authorities in Mogadishu have set free journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, after he was sentenced to two months in prison. The Banadir Regional Court sentenced Secretary-General...
Nigeria 

World Radio Day: MRA Calls on Government, Regulator to Embark on Comprehensive Reform of Broadcast Sector

Lagos, Monday, February 13, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to take advantage...
Somalia 

Somali authorities must end judicial harassment of journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

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...
Nigeria 

Clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression ahead of Nigeria’s election

Nigeria will hold its seventh general elections in the democratic era in February 2023 with the build-up to the polls proving ominous for the...
Burkina Faso 

MFWA urges leaders in Burkina Faso to uphold freedom of expression

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is concerned about the political turmoil in Burkina Faso following a second coup d’état in the country...
AfricaDemocratic Republic Of Congo 

AFEX Calls on African Governments to Address Growing Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Introduction The Eighth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of African freedom of expression and media development organisations which...