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Uganda 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: HRNJ reaffirms its commitment...

KAMPALA, May 3, 2024 – The Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) stands united with the global community on this year’s World Press Freedom...
Liberia 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: CEMESP issues call to...

On World Press Freedom Day, the Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) released a poignant statement, echoing the sentiments of a nation grappling...
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....
Nigeria 

MRA, IPC Petition Code of Conduct Bureau over Violation of Journalists Rights, Seek Removal of Ebonyi State Governor from Office for Abuse of Office

Two Lagos-based media support organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC), have petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) asking...
Zimbabwe 

MISA Zimbabwe Files Court Application to Protest Harassment of Journalists by Police

MISA Zimbabwe has filed an urgent chamber application with the High Court seeking an order interdicting police officers and other law enforcement agents responsible...
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...
Liberia 

Journalist’s Murderer Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

A 52 years old man, Jonathan Williams, has been handed a life imprisonment sentence for the murder of journalist Tyron Brown of Super FM on...
Guinea 

42 Protesters Killed, Over Two Hundred Arrested in Nine Months: The Sad State of Human Rights in Guinea

Over the past nine months (June 2019 – March 2020), about 42 people have been killed, over one hundred arrested and hundreds more injured...
Liberia 

Liberian Journalists March to Protest Attacks

Scores of journalists have marched through the Liberian capital Monrovia to denounce “brutal attacks” against journalists and media workers. The march organized by the Press...
Nigeria 

Boko Haram Islamist Sect Leader Warns Journalists, Threatens Others

The Boko Haram Islamist sect leader,Abubakar Shekau, has warned journalists to be careful about their reporting of the sect’s activities and threatened to “deal”...
GambiaGuineaLiberiaMauritaniaNigeria 

Month of Repression: Four Killed, Dozens Arrested and Radio Stations Shut

Four fatalities have already been recorded in an alarming start to 2020, as Guinea and Nigeria began the year on the same repressive note...
Nigeria 

MRA Calls on Government to Introduce and Implement Policies and Legislation that Ensure Safety of Journalists

LAGOS, Monday, December 23, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Nigerian Government to adopt and implement policies and laws instituting preventive...
Zimbabwe 

AFEX Joins Stakeholders in Zimbabwe to Mark 2019 International Day to End Impunity

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) on Friday, November 1, 2019 joined stakeholders in Zimbabwe to commemorate the 2019 International Day to End...
West Africa 

Waiting for Justice: No Redress for Killings in Recent Years, Other Violations against Journalists in 2019

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on November 1, 2019.  Over the past ten months, the MFWA has recorded about 70 violations against journalists...