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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...
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How Sierra Leone is Hiding Behind the Fight Against Cybercrime to Abuse Digital Rights

The Sierra Leonean government has introduced a Cyber Crime Bill (2020) in what it claims to be an attempt to tackle cybercrime and boost...
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Sierra Leonean Government Persecute Journalist, Activist Over Social Media Posts

A prominent Sierra Leone journalist, Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, has regained her freedom after spending a total of 50 days in detention on charges of...
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Presidential Guards Brutalise Sports Journalists during Football Match

The statement was originally published on mfwa.org on September 11, 2019. A group of men reported to be bodyguards of President Julius Maada Bio have...
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Sierra Leone Joins Global Trend: Shuts Down Internet and Mobile Services during Elections

The government of Sierra Leone has joined the trend of government-mandated Internet shutdowns during important national events such as elections. Several reports show that...
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Update: Police in Sierra Leone have Returned Passport of Anti-Corruption Activist after 45 Days

Sierra Leonean police have returned the passport of Abdul Fatoma, the Chief Executive Officer of the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI),...
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AFEX Denounces Harassment of Anti-Corruption Activist by Sierra Leonean Authorities

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) denounces the harassment of Abdul Fatoma, the Chief Executive Officer of the Campaign for Human Rights and...