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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...

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...
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 

Ghana: Police, Media Launch Framework to Promote Mutual Understanding, Safety of Journalists

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) and major media stakeholders in Ghana have launched a manual on police-media relations. The manual is aimed at reinforcing...
Nigeria 

Media/Civil Society Groups Demand Action as Study Reveals Poor Attention to Safety of Journalists Covering COVID-19

Journalists covering the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria have said they lack sufficient protection and are not adequately catered for. The journalists disclosed this in a...

Message from President of West African Journalists Association on the Occasion Of World Press Freedom Day

As we observe the World Press Freedom Day 2020, we are facing an unprecedented global health pandemic that seems to overshadow the perennial violations...
Gambia 

GPU Re-Echoes Call for Journalism Without Fear or Favour

Banjul, May 03: Today marks the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). May 3rd has been set aside by the United Nations...
Nigeria 

Stakeholders Must Promote and Protect the Safety of Journalists in Nigeria-IMS

The Institute for Media and Society (IMS) in Nigeria is delighted to join the rest of the world in celebrating the World Press Freedom...
Uganda 

HRNJ-Uganda Calls for an End to Violations Against Journalists

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) at a time when the...