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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...
Somalia 

AFEX Expresses Concern about Safety of Journalists in Somalia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in expressing deep concern over the continuing...
Uganda 

Ruling Party Youth Convicted of Assaulting Journalists in Uganda

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on March 29, 2017. Five youth supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have been found...

President Magufuli of Tanzania Orders Release of Renowned Rapper

The Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, has ordered the release of a renowned rapper who was arrested by the police for reportedly critcising the Tanzanian...
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Freedom of Expression in Africa: 183 Killed by Security Agents in 3 Protests

A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in three countries – Ethiopia,...
Uganda 

Uganda: Business Woman Jailed One Year for Assaulting Journalist

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on March 15, 2017. A business woman in Kayunga District, Naluwa Rose, has been convicted and sentenced to a one...
Gambia 

Ending Impunity: Minister Apologises to Journalist

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 11, 2017. Interior Minister of The Gambia, Mai Fatty has publicly apologised to Kebba Jeffang, the...
Uganda 

Police Officer Convicted of Assaulting a Television Journalist

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on March 10, 2017. The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has found the former Division Police Commander...
Uganda 

Uganda: Journalists Decry Lenient Sentence of Police Officer

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 10, 2017. The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road has found the former Division Police Commander...
Uganda 

Uganda: Court Sets Judgment Date for Journalists’ Assault Case

This statement was originally published on hrnjuganda.org on March 3, 2017. Five ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party youths continued to defend themselves before the...
Gambia 

Ex-NIA Officials Charged for Murder of Former Opposition Politician

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 3, 2017. The former Director General of the feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Yankuba Badjie, and...
Nigeria 

Nigeria Update: Army Seeks Reconciliation with Abused Newspaper

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 1, 2017. The Media Foundation for West Africa has learnt with satisfaction that the spokesman for...
Liberia 

Liberia: Information Minister Apologises to a Reporter He Abused

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 10, 2017. Liberia’s Information Minister, Eugene Lenn Nagbe, who abused Mrs. Estelle Liberty Kemoh, a reporter...