Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Kenya

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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...
Kenya 

AFEX Strongly Condemns Killing of Kenyan Journalist, Demands Thorough Investigations

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is profoundly dismayed by, and strongly condemns the gruesome killing of Betty Mutekhele Barasa, a journalist working...
KenyaTanzaniaUganda 

How the COVID-19 Fight Has Hurt Digital Rights in East Africa

By Paul Kimumwe, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).  The fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Kenya, Tanzania, and...
Kenya 

Authorities in Kenya Must Investigate Threats Against Journalist – AFEX

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has noted with concerns the reported threats against journalist John Wanyama of Citizen TV in Kenya. According to...
Kenya 

Kenyan Blogger Arrested Over COVID-19 Post

A blogger in Kenya, Robert Alai has been charged with publishing false information after he made a post on social media about the COVID-19...
Kenya 

Students Assault TV Station Crew, Set Vehicle Ablaze in Kenya

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) calls on the police to expeditiously investigate and punish unruly students who physically assaulted a crew working...
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...
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AFEX Welcomes the African Commission’s Condemnation of Repressive Online Regulations in East Africa

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR)’s condemnation of increased adoption of stringent laws...
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...
KenyaUganda 

MFWA to Co-Host Africa’s Biggest Internet Freedom Event

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on July 4, 2018. From September 26 to 28, 2018, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)...
KenyaTanzaniaUgandaZambia 

Constricting Cyberspace: African Governments Target Social Media Users in New Laws

Increasingly, governments across the African continent are intentionally adopting laws and policies aimed at limiting citizens’ rights online. The end to this phenomenon does...