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Kenya 

CIPESA Joins Call Against Internet Shutdowns In Kenya During #RejectTheFinanceBill2024 Picketing

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has joined the Kenya ICT Action Network (LICTANET), Paradigm Initiative, and Internet...
Uganda 

World Press Freedom Day 2024: HRNJ reaffirms its commitment to protect press freedom

KAMPALA, May 3, 2024 – The Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) stands united with the global community on this year’s World Press Freedom...
Somalia 

AFEX condemns the actions of the Somali Government against Somali Journalists Syndicate

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) condemns the freezing of the bank account of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and calls on the...
Uganda 

AFIC to collaborate with Uganda Human Rights Commission on implementation of the Information law

0n 2nd, April, 2024, Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)held a fruitful discussion with Uganda Human Rights Commission on how to closely collaborate on the protection...
Burundi 

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist Sandra Muhoza

On April 14, 2024, journalist Sandra Muhoza with online media outlet La Nova Burundi was reportedly arrested by the police and later handed over...
Somalia 

AFEX condemns the detention of journalist

On April 1, 2024, freelance journalist Mohamud Abdirashid Abdi was detained in the Luuq District of Gedo region in Somalia, which shares a border...
Sudan 

AFEX condemns Sudan’s hunt on journalism 

On April 2, 2024, Sudan’s Acting Information Minister Graham Abdel-Qadir issued a directive suspending the operations of Al Arabiya News channel, Al Hadath TV,...
Uganda 

Statement by HRNJ-Uganda on the International Day to End Crimes of Impunity against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is a significant occasion that underscores the importance of press freedom, the safety of...
South Sudan 

AMDISS calls for investigation into murdered journalists

Juba, 2 November 2023--As people around the globe get together in solidarity with journalists on this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against...
Sudan 

AFEX condemns the murder of Halima Idris Salim, calls for investigation

The past six months have been a spell of terror in Sudan with the death toll from the conflict between Rapid Support Forces (RSF)...
Uganda 

Journalists assaulted and arrested for covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

More than a dozen journalists were arrested with several of them assaulted and their equipment confiscated by Ugandan security personnel during the coverage of...
South Sudan 

AMDISS welcomes probe into journalist’s death, calls on gov’t to investigate cases of other murdered journalists

Juba, 4 October 2023—The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) welcomes the formation of an investigation committee to probe into the killing...