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Nigeria 

Court in Nigeria nullifies provisions of broadcasting code

Lagos, Wednesday, January 17, 2024: A Federal High Court in Abuja today declared null and void the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code authorizing...
Senegal 

MFWA collaborates with IPI to produce legal resource on Senegal

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has partnered with the International Press Institute (IPI) to produce a resource tool kit on the legal...
Ghana 

Five years on: MFWA calls for an end to impunity over Ahmed Suale’s murder

Ahmed Suale, a member of the Tiger Eye PI investigative that produced the expose on corruption in African football, was gunned down by unknown...
Nigeria 

Funding allocation for Nigeria’s FOI Act in 2024 budget signals lack of commitment -MRA

Lagos, Friday, December 29, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today expressed deep concern over the poor level of funding in the Federal Government’s 2024...
West Africa 

ECOWAS and MFWA Sign Partnership Agreement

On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) signed a historic...
Gambia 

Former Gambian hit squad member sentenced for the murder of Deyda Hydara

(Banjul, 30 Nov., 2023) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes today’s verdict and sentencing of Bai Lowe, a former death squad member under...
Gambia 

GPU urges police to drop charges against activist

(Banjul, The Gambia, 15 Nov., 2023) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is calling on the Gambia Police Force (GPF) to drop all charges...
Gambia 

GPU condemns troubling remarks of Gambian President on press freedom and democracy

Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, has made a series of remarks that directly threaten the state of press freedom, freedom of expression and the country’s...
Nigeria 

AFEX Members in Nigeria Call on the Government to Facilitate Internet Access for all Citizens

LAGOS, September 28, 2023: Three freedom of expression and media development organizations today issued a joint call on Federal and State Governments to take...
Benin 

Nigerian Journalist Arrested in Benin Faces up to 20 years in Jail

The authorities in Benin should release journalist Damilola Ayeni, drop the “jihadist” accusation against him and ensure his safe return to Nigeria without any...
Gambia 

Internet freedom in The Gambia: legislative framework, trends and future prospects

In this report, AFEX highlights the challenges to internet freedom in The Gambia and makes recommendations on how the situation can be improved. Read the...
Nigeria 

MFWA calls on Nigerian President to reverse predecessor’s poor freedom of expression record

On May 29, 2023, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over from President Muhammadu Buhari as the new helmsman in Nigeria’s presidency. Even though the...