Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Ethiopia

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...
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...
AfricaAngolaBeninBurkina FasoCameroonCentral African RepublicCongo RepublicCote d'IvoireDemocratic Republic Of CongoEswatiniEthiopiaGambiaGhanaKenyaLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigeriaSenegalSierra LeoneSomaliaTanzaniaUgandaZambiaZimbabwe 

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...
Ethiopia 

AFEX Condemns Killing, Harassment of Journalists in Tigray Region

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), calls on the authorities in Ethiopia to serve justice by pursuing the gruesome murder of a journalist covering...
Ethiopia 

Ethiopia’s Press Freedom Dreams under Abiy Ahmed Turning into Nightmare

Before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali came to power in 2018, the country was known for its infamous blocking of websites and jamming of...
EthiopiaTogo 

Good News, Bad News: A Story of Internet Shutdowns in Togo And Ethiopia

The pushback against internet shutdowns in Africa received a boost last month when the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of...
BurundiChadEthiopia 

Burundi, Chad, Ethiopia and Sudan Revoke YouTube Access Throughout 2010s

YouTube is an important part of African online space because it offers a platform for both traditional media and independent producers to livestream and...
EthiopiaGhanaMozambiqueNigeriaSouth SudanTanzaniaZimbabwe 

AFEX Appeals to African Governments to Actively Promote and Defend Freedom of Expression ahead of World Press Freedom Day Celebration

In the next few days, hundreds of stakeholders across the globe will converge in Africa in the Ethiopian capital and host city of the...
Burkina FasoCameroonCote d'IvoireEthiopiaGhanaKenyaLesothoMozambiqueNamibiaNigeriaRwandaSomaliaSouth SudanSwazilandTanzaniaUgandaZimbabwe 

Stakeholders Call for a Coordination Mechanism on Safety of Journalists in Africa

Representatives from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Africa, including the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), and government institutions have agreed to establish a...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGambiaGhanaKenyaUgandaZambia 

Registration for Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica18) Opened

Registration for the sixth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18) is opened. FIFAfrica18 is a landmark event that brings...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGambiaSomaliaUgandaZimbabwe 

Annual Report on the State of Internet Freedom in Africa

The Annual Report on the State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2017  tracks Internet/digital rights related incidents and developments recorded in 12 African countries in...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGhanaNigeriaZimbabwe 

Citizens Voices Grow Online Despite Repressive Environment: State of Internet Freedom in Africa

Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, 26 June, 2018:  Countries across Africa continued to witness progressive deterioration in the online environment in 2017 as a result of...