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Mali 

Mali silences critics with harsh prison sentences

A court in Mali has handed a two-year prison sentence to Dr Etienne Fakaba Sissoko to crown two months of harassment of the economist...
Nigeria 

MRA condemns abduction of journalist by police

LAGOS, Friday, May 24, 2024: Media Rights Agenda (MRA), today condemned as appalling and unacceptable, Wednesday’s abduction of Mr. Madu Onuorah, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief...
Liberia 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Statement by Centre for Media Studies and Peacebuilding

May 3, 2023 The Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding  (CEMESP) extends warm sentiments to Journalists and media workers  in observance of World Press Freedom...
Ghana 

Media coalition in Ghana calls for repeal of false publication laws

The Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) with three other media organisations has called on the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo to annul aspects...
West Africa 

Terror attacks in the Sahel: Media actors from 16 countries demand action

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partner organisations in all the 16 countries in West Africa have expressed deep concern about...
AngolaBotswanaLesothoMalawiMozambiqueTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe 

MISA’s Annual Report Highlights Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights Issues in Southern Africa

The year 2021 was one of consolidation and the repositioning of our organisation in the aftermath of the several headwinds that we faced. When we...
Guinea Bissau 

MFWA, 15 other press freedom organisations petition President of Guinea Bissau to fight impunity

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partner press freedom organisations from fifteen West African countries have petitioned President Umaro Sissoco Embalo...
South Sudan 

AFEX condemns South Sudan clashes, calls on authorities to promote the safety of journalists

On February 10 and 11, 2022, a team from the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS), a member of the African Freedom...
Ghana 

Radio presenter risks losing hearing after brutal police assault

A group of police officers on February 3, 2022, brutally assaulted Eric Nana Gyetuah, a radio presenter with Connect FM based in Takoradi, capital...
Ghana 

MFWA condemns attack on Radio Ada, demands prosecution of perpetrators

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) roundly condemns the attack on the Radio Ada (93.3 FM), a community radio station in the Greater...
Benin 

MFWA denounces conviction of journalists Patrice Gbaguidi, Hervé Alladé

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the release of Beninese journalist Patrice Gbaguidi and Hervé Alladé, owner of the media outlet Le Soleil...
Somalia 

AFEX Condemns the Killing of a Journalist, Demands a thorough Investigation and Justice

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has learned with dismay, the killing of Abdiaziz Mohamed Guled of Radio Mogadishu in a suicide attack...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns the gruesome murder of OAP David Ekanem; calls for thorough investigation

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos – Nigeria condemns the reported gruesome murder of David Ekanem, popularly known as ‘Itiat Zion’, a member of...
Nigeria 

Another torrid October as #EndSARS one year memorials trigger a repeat of repression

Exactly one year after security forces unleashed deadly violence on protesters, killing a dozen on October 2020, the police in Nigeria have struck again,...