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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...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns attack on radio station

For immediate release, June 8, 2023 The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos – Nigeria demands thorough investigation into the recent attack on the facilities of...
Senegal 

9 dead, TV stations shut, internet disrupted in Senegal

Nine protesters have died, the internet has been disrupted and the signals of a pro-opposition television station temporarily cut as the conviction of Senegal’s...
Nigeria 

MRA Urges Incoming Nigerian to Make Transparency the Cornerstone of Nigeria’s Democracy

LAGOS, Sunday, May 28, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make transparency and accountability the cornerstone...
Nigeria 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: MRA Calls on Nigerian government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom

LAGOS, Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to ensure adequate protection for media freedom in law and...
Liberia 

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Statement by Centre for Media Studies and Peacebuilding

May 3, 2023 The Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding  (CEMESP) extends warm sentiments to Journalists and media workers  in observance of World Press Freedom...
Ghana 

Media coalition in Ghana calls for repeal of false publication laws

The Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) with three other media organisations has called on the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo to annul aspects...