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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...
Africa 

AFEX demands governments to end impunity for crimes against journalists, consolidate rule of law, and democracy

Each year, the world gathers to accord special attention to November 2, as a day sets apart to raise global awareness and demand an...
Africa 

Ending impunity for crimes against journalists: MFWA deplores slow pace of progress

As the world marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists today, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is calling governments and relevant...
Mozambique 

Mozambique should account for missing journalist Ibraimo Mbaruco

Statement on International Day to Ending Crimes of Impunity against Journalists. As the world commemorates the International Day to Ending Crimes of Impunity against Journalists,...
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11 journalists killed in Africa in less than nine months, AFEX demands a tough response from governments to end the impunity

For the past 273 days spanning January-September 2021, eleven journalists have been killed across sub-Sahara Africa in an orgy of repression that has scores...
Eswatini 

AFEX Members, Other Press Freedom Groups Urge King of Eswatini to Guarantee Freedom of Expression

On 6 July 2021, the MISA Regional Governing Council chairperson, Golden Maunganidze wrote to His Royal Highness, King Mswati III to express MISA's concerns...
Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe Falls on World Media Freedom Index

Zimbabwe has been ranked at 130 out of 180 countries in 2021 compared to its ranking at 126 in 2020, new rankings by the...
Nigeria 

World Press Freedom Day 2021: Information as a Public Good

The Institute for Media and Society, IMS, joins the rest of the world in celebrating the World Press Freedom Day 2021 with the theme:...
Africa 

Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa: January – March 2021

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), recorded 89 freedom of expression violations during the period of January to March 2021, across 23 countries...
Nigeria 

Lawyers Urge Federal Government to Domesticate Regional and International Instruments on the Safety of Journalists

Participants of a Litigation Workshop for Lawyers on the Safety of Journalists have called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to domesticate...
Zimbabwe 

MISA-Zimbabwe Calls for Inclusion of Journalists in COVID-19 Priority Vaccination Rollout

MISA Zimbabwe calls upon the government to prioritise and also include journalists among the first priority groups listed for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme. Our...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: MRA Calls on Government to Establish Mechanisms to Combat Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

On the occasion of this year’s International Day to End Impunity for crimes against journalists, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal...

MRA Welcomes UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Safety of Journalists, Calls on Government to Fully Implement it

LAGOS, Wednesday, October 7, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today welcomed the October 6 resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council on the...