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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...
Ghana 

West Africa: Attacks by Security Personnel, Impunity for Crimes Remain Top Challenges to Free Expression Rights

This statement was originally published by mfwa.org on December 8, 2016. Constant acts of physical attacks, and arbitrary arrests and detentions of journalists and other...
Uganda 

AFEX Welcomes Conviction of Prominent Politician over Assault of Female Journalist

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and its member, the Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) welcome the conviction of a...
Somalia 

New Report Exposes Pervasive Culture of Impunity in Somalia

Somali authorities have failed to successfully prosecute 92 percent of the cases of journalists murdered, revealed a new report, “Unseating Impunity: Justice for Somali...
South Sudan 

Authorities in South Sudan must Investigate Killings of Journalists

This statement was originally issued by AMDISS on October 4, 2016. The Association for Media Development In South Sudan (AMDISS), The Union of Journalists of...

AFEX Members Reaffirm Commitment to Digital Rights in Africa

Introduction The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) held its 4thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) in Grahamstown, South Africa, on August 31, 2016.  The AGM was...
Uganda 

Uganda: Ruling Party Mobilisers are Remanded to Prison for Assaulting Journalists

This statement was originally published on hrnjugnada.org on August 9, 2016. Chaos broke out at Entebbe Magistrates Court on 8th August 2016 when five ruling...
Ghana 

Victory Against Impunity: Editor, Reporters Win Assault Case in Court

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on July 27, 2016. On June 27, 2016, a Human Rights Court in Ghana’s capital Accra, fined two...
Gambia 

The Gambia: 19 Persons Jailed for Demonstrating Without Permit

The statement was originally published on mfwa.org, on July 21, 2016. On July 20, 2016, a High Court in The Gambia capital Banjul, sentenced 19...

AFEX Urges Sudanese Government to End Massive Crackdown on Free Speech

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the continued wave of attacks on freedom of expression in Sudan. Series of press...

AFEX Demands Immediate Release of Detained Sudanese Students

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) demands Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to immediately release the eight students who have been...
Uganda 

Uganda: Investigate Break-ins at Human Rights Groups’ Offices

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on June 13, 2016. Pattern of Attacks Indicates Perpetrators Enjoy Impunity The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently...
Uganda 

AFEX Calls on Ugandan President to Safeguard Free Speech

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of freedom of expression organizations on the continent, has petitioned Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, calling...