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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 

President of Ghana Suspends Ministerial Directive to State Broadcaster Following MFWA’s Petition

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has welcomed the Presidential decision to suspend execution of a Ministerial order to the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting...
BotswanaNamibiaZimbabwe 

SADC Govts Should Cushion Media Against COVID-19 Threats

The media in Southern Africa has over the years been facing a myriad of problems such as dwindling advertising revenue and declining sales for...

Legacy Media in Crisis, Boom for Digital Media— COVID-19 & Media Sustainability in West Africa

The global community has been battling the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) since November 2019. The pandemic is known to have infected over six million...
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...
West Africa 

Media Coverage of COVID-19: Stick to Facts, Avoid Sensationalism

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has taken note of the rising spate of COVID-19 cases in West Africa and urges the media...
Nigeria 

World Radio Day 2020 – Statement by Institute for Media and Society

The Institute for Media and Society (IMS) joins people across the world to celebrate World Radio Day 2020. We salute the choice and focus on...