Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Benin

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...
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Press Freedom Situation in Africa- April- June 2021

Journalists killed, respectively in DRC, Somalia and Nigeria, Burkina Faso, including a social media activist in Ghana during the period of April-June 2021. This...
Benin 

Elections in Benin: AFEX Calls on Authorities to Keep the Internet Open and Secure

As the people of Benin head to the polls on April 11, 2021, in Benin, the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), is calling...
Benin 

Investigative Journalist Ignace Sossou Released from Prison

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the release from prison of Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou. Sossou had been imprisoned since December 2019 for...
Benin 

MFWA, National Partners Petition ACHPR Special Rapporteur to secure the release of Beninois Journalist

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its 15 National Partner organisations in West Africa have petitioned the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of...
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Freedom of Expression in Africa: 183 Killed by Security Agents in 3 Protests

A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in three countries – Ethiopia,...
Benin 

Benin: Police Disrupt Student Press Conference, Tear-Gas Them

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 18, 2017.  Police in Benin have used tear gas to disperse a group of university students...
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January in West Africa: New Dawn in Gambia, Massive Police Crackdown in Nigeria, Media Bans Lifted in Benin

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 7, 2017. January 2017, witnessed a number of major press freedom and freedom of expression developments...
Benin 

Benin: Armed Policemen Raid Newspaper Office

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on August 15, 2016.  On August 11, 2016, about ten armed police officers in Benin raided the premises of...
Benin 

Benin: Newly Elected President Needs to Prioritise Freedom of Expression in the Country

 This dossier was originally issued by the mfwa.org on April 8, 2016. On March 20, 2016 the people of Benin elected businessman, Mr. Patrice Talon,...