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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...
Guinea 

Guinea: AFEX Condemns Arrest of Activist, Calls for His Immediate Release

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the arbitrary arrest of Guinean political activist Souleymane Condé, by authorities in Guinea and calls for...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

DRC: JED Demands Provisional Release of Journalist Detained for 48 Hours on Defamation Charges

Journalist en danger (JED) expresses its sadness over the arrest, on Wednesday September 9, 2020, by the office of the general prosecutor attached to...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

DRC: Provincial Governor Summoned for Torture and Injury Against Journalists

Following a legal action initiated by Journalist in Danger (JED) through a Law Firm of Lodja, the Governor of the province of Sankuru (Center...

Zimbabwe: Journalist Chin’ono Released on Bail

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the release of Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who has been in custody since July 20, 2020. Chin’ono...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe: Detained Journalist Chin’ono Unwell

Lawyers representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 1 September 2020 told Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna that the journalist is not feeling well as he...
GuineaNigeria 

MRA Condemns Politician’s Attack on Journalist, Calls on those in Authority to Respect Journalists’ Rights

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Mr. Femi Fani Kayode’s outburst against Mr. Charles Eyo, Daily Trust newspaper’s Cross River State Correspondent in Calabar,...
Democratic Republic Of Congo 

JED Condemns Two Serious Cases of Media Attacks by Provincial Governor

Journalists en Danger (JED) expresses its deep concern about situation currently prevailing in the province of Sankuru (central DR Congo) where the new Provincial...
Tanzania 

Tanzanian Authorities Continue Clampdown on Media

Tanzania has announced a new set of regulations for foreign media in a continuing and worrying trend of clamping down on freedom of expression...
Zimbabwe 

AFEX Petitions Zimbabwean President to Ensure Release of Journalist Chin’ono

The Africa Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe to ensure the release of investigative journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, who...
Zimbabwe 

Journalist Chin’ono Remanded in Custody After Court Appearance

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 22 July 2020 appeared before Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna who remanded him in custody to tomorrow for the continuation of...
Ghana 

President of Ghana Suspends Ministerial Directive to State Broadcaster Following MFWA’s Petition

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has welcomed the Presidential decision to suspend execution of a Ministerial order to the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting...
Mali 

Mammoth Anti-Government Protest Triggers Massive Press Freedom and Freedom of Assembly Violations in Mali

A number of protesters have been killed, the internet disrupted and the state broadcaster attacked as a mammoth anti-government demonstration in Mali turned violent,...