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Nigeria 

I-CSPJ calls for concerted efforts for the release of...

IPC’s Centre for the Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), Lagos-Nigeria is calling for a concerted effort towards the immediate release of Chairman of...

Journalists remanded in prison for reporting about alleged corruption

Kampala; Two (2) journalists Dickson Mubiru and Alirabaki Ssengooba were on Thursday, 20th June 2024, remanded to Luzira Prison, after writing a story related...
Nigeria 

World Radio Day: MRA Calls on Government, Regulator to Embark on Comprehensive Reform of Broadcast Sector

Lagos, Monday, February 13, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to take advantage...
Tanzania 

Tanzania: AFEX Welcomes New President’s Directive on Closed Media Outlets

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the commitment of the new President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, to uphold press freedom. President Samia...
Ghana 

Media, Police Commit to Effective Collaboration to Promote Peaceful Elections in Ghana

Journalists and police officers in the Ashanti and Northern regions have committed to collaborating to promote peaceful elections in Ghana. The two groups made...
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...