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Uganda 

Court dismisses frivolous case against journalists

Kampala, 17th/January/2023; Court at Makindye dismissed a case against two Digitalk Online TV staff Norman Tumuhimbise (Executive Director) and Faridah Bikobere –a TV host...
Somalia 

Somali authorities must end judicial harassment of journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) strongly condemns the prolonged detention and harassment of Somali media rights advocate, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, and calls...
Sudan 

Sudan’s internet freedom landscape remains precarious three years after ouster of Al Bashir

By Khattab Hamad Over three years since the ouster of long-term authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ongoing political crisis continues to present challenges for internet...
South Sudan 

AMDISS Denounces the Continued Detention of Female Journalist Diing Magot, Calls for her Immediate Release

Juba-South Sudan, August 12, 2022, Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) is deeply concerned over the continued detention of female journalist Diing...
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...
Uganda 

Uganda: Two Journalists Remanded Over Murder

Court in Jinja, Uganda on July 6, 2022, remanded two journalists to wit Mutyaba Ivan of Busoga One and Isabirye Denis Baba FM to...
Burundi 

Burundi: AFEX welcomes the lifting of the ban on BBC

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the decision of the Burundi media regulator, the National Council of Communication (CNC), to lift the...
Ethiopia 

AFEX calls on Ethiopian authorities to drop all charges against journalists, repeal the country’s anti-terrorism law

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the release on bail of journalists Amir Aman Kiyaro and Thomas Enigda, and calls on the...
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...
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...
Sudan 

AFEX calls on military coup leaders to ensure the safety, protection of journalists, and keep the internet open and accessible at all times.

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), urges the military junta in Sudan to release the manager of the state broadcaster, Maher Abugoukh, stop...
AfricaBurkina FasoDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGhanaKenyaNigeriaSomalia 

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...