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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...
Guinea Bissau 

MFWA, 15 other press freedom organisations petition President of Guinea Bissau to fight impunity

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partner press freedom organisations from fifteen West African countries have petitioned President Umaro Sissoco Embalo...
Ghana 

Radio presenter risks losing hearing after brutal police assault

A group of police officers on February 3, 2022, brutally assaulted Eric Nana Gyetuah, a radio presenter with Connect FM based in Takoradi, capital...
Ghana 

MFWA condemns attack on Radio Ada, demands prosecution of perpetrators

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) roundly condemns the attack on the Radio Ada (93.3 FM), a community radio station in the Greater...
Somalia 

AFEX Condemns the Killing of a Journalist, Demands a thorough Investigation and Justice

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has learned with dismay, the killing of Abdiaziz Mohamed Guled of Radio Mogadishu in a suicide attack...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns the gruesome murder of OAP David Ekanem; calls for thorough investigation

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos – Nigeria condemns the reported gruesome murder of David Ekanem, popularly known as ‘Itiat Zion’, a member of...
Africa 

AFEX demands governments to end impunity for crimes against journalists, consolidate rule of law, and democracy

Each year, the world gathers to accord special attention to November 2, as a day sets apart to raise global awareness and demand an...
Africa 

Ending impunity for crimes against journalists: MFWA deplores slow pace of progress

As the world marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists today, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is calling governments and relevant...
Mozambique 

Mozambique should account for missing journalist Ibraimo Mbaruco

Statement on International Day to Ending Crimes of Impunity against Journalists. As the world commemorates the International Day to Ending Crimes of Impunity against Journalists,...
AfricaBurkina FasoDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGhanaKenyaNigeriaSomalia 

11 journalists killed in Africa in less than nine months, AFEX demands a tough response from governments to end the impunity

For the past 273 days spanning January-September 2021, eleven journalists have been killed across sub-Sahara Africa in an orgy of repression that has scores...
Eswatini 

AFEX Members, Other Press Freedom Groups Urge King of Eswatini to Guarantee Freedom of Expression

On 6 July 2021, the MISA Regional Governing Council chairperson, Golden Maunganidze wrote to His Royal Highness, King Mswati III to express MISA's concerns...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: MRA Calls on Government to Establish Mechanisms to Combat Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

On the occasion of this year’s International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal...
Cameroon 

Journalist Samuel Wazizi’s Family Was Never Contacted After Military Intervention

The Government of Cameroon has declared that late Journalist Samuel Ebuwe Ajiekia a.k.a Samuel Wazizi’s family was contacted after he was moved to Yaounde....