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Nigeria 

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Senegal 

MFWA collaborates with IPI to produce legal resource on...

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has partnered with the International Press Institute (IPI) to produce a resource tool kit on the legal...

Liberian Police seize Journalist’s Phones and Demand Deletion of Live Video

Police in Monrovia have seized broadcast equipment belonging to the editor of the local daily and online publisher FrontPage Africa (FPA). National security forces executing...
Benin 

MFWA, National Partners Petition ACHPR Special Rapporteur to secure the release of Beninois Journalist

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its 15 National Partner organisations in West Africa have petitioned the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of...
Nigeria 

MRA Calls on Nigerian Government to Ensure Safety, Release of Kidnapped Radio Presenter

Lagos, Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Monday’s abduction of Ms Chinenye Iwuoha, a presenter with the Pacesetter FM station...
NigeriaSenegal 

Journalist Sacked over Suspected Coronavirus Infection, Another Sacked Over Coronavirus Report

Two journalists (from Senegal and Nigeria) have been sacked from their media outlets over coronavirus-related issues. In Senegal, a journalist with Le Soleil newspaper, Fatou...
Somalia 

AFEX Condemns Murder of Journalist in Somalia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the murder of journalist Said Yusuf Ali, of privately-owned Kalsan TV in Mogadishu, Somalia. On May 4,...

IPC Enjoins Government, Institutional Stakeholders to Ensure Safe Working Environment For Journalists and Media Practitioners

As the global society celebrates the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos, has reminded the Nigerian government and...
Uganda 

Police Release Vision Group Journalist on Bond

Police in Kamuli released Gwebayanga Tom, a Vision Group Correspondent in Buyende district on 22nd April 2020 after spending a night in a police...
West Africa 

The Media and COVID-19 in West Africa (April 6 – April 12, 2020)

This week the world began to see a glimmer of hope with the steady reductionin the number of COVID-19 infections in the worst hit...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: IPC Flays Continuing Attacks on Journalists and the Media

The International Press Centre, Lagos has again decried the rising spate of assaults on journalists and the media by law enforcement and security agents...
West Africa 

Seizure and Destruction of Journalists’ Digital Tools: The Data Privacy and Censorship Implications

The Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) monitoring of freedom of expression violations in West Africa has established a growing trend of seizure and...
Zimbabwe 

MISA Zimbabwe Condemns Arrest of Journalist Over Accreditation

Senior journalist Kudzanai Musengi was arrested in Gweru Central Business District this morning in the course of his official duties. Police accused him of...
Nigeria 

MRA Condemns Attacks on Journalists Covering COVID-19, Calls on Government of Nigeria to Ensure Respect for Media Freedom

LAGOS, Monday, March 30, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the increasing cases of attacks by law enforcement and security agencies on journalists...