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Southern Africa 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Statement by Media Institute...

Thus, the theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day – Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all...
Nigeria 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: MRA Calls on Nigerian...

LAGOS, Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom in law and...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

DRC: Journalist fears for his life after being detained and tortured by M23 rebels

Hererimana Serushago, a journalist working for the community radio station "La Voix de Mikeno" in Bunagana, Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province, lives in fear...
Uganda 

Uganda: Two Journalists Remanded Over Murder

Court in Jinja, Uganda on July 6, 2022, remanded two journalists to wit Mutyaba Ivan of Busoga One and Isabirye Denis Baba FM to...
Gambia 

Gambia: GPU Condemns Arbitrary Arrest of Journalist Yusef Taylor

Fajara, 7 July, 2022 – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has received official reports that on the 5th of July 2022, Yusef Taylor, a...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: IPC Decries Detention and Harrassment of Wikki Times Publisher and Reporter

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria, condemns in strong terms the harassment and molestation of Mr. Haruna Mohammed, the publisher of WikkiTimes online newspaper and one of the reporters, Mr....
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Hoodlums Attack, Injure Journalists

On June 19, 2022, hoodlums attacked journalists attached to the Lagos State Government House who were on the entourage of the state governor to...
Nigeria 

Disinformation in Africa: Promoting Rights-Respecting Responses

In June 2020, a coalition of civil society groups launched an interactive portal to track and analyse disinformation laws, policies and patterns of enforcement...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

DRC: Community Radio Attacked

The community radio station Voix de Mikeno, broadcasting in Bunagana (100 km from the town of Goma, Rutshuru territory), was ransacked by rebel soldiers...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: IPC Condemns Attacks On Journalists

For immediate release: Wednesday June 1st, 2022: The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria today (Wednesday June 1, 2022) expressed concern over the renewed wave of...

Yet another Ghanaian journalist arrested over false news charges

The police have arrested and are harassing Noah Dameh, the Deputy Station Co-ordinator of the Community Radio Station, Radio Ada located in the Greater...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Armed Men Raid Radio Station

At about 6.20 am on April 10, 2022, three armed men, suspected to be robbers stormed the premises of a private radio station, Fresh...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: State of the Media 2021 report

MISA Zimbabwe has released its 2021 state of the media report which takes a look at the media landscape and operating environment with regards to...
Ethiopia 

AFEX calls on Ethiopian authorities to drop all charges against journalists, repeal the country’s anti-terrorism law

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the release on bail of journalists Amir Aman Kiyaro and Thomas Enigda, and calls on the...