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“Radio is You”: Let Your Voice Be Heard – AFEX

On the occasion of this year’s World Radio Day, which is being celebrated under the theme “Radio is You,” members of the African Freedom...
Liberia 

Liberia: Information Minister Apologises to a Reporter He Abused

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 10, 2017. Liberia’s Information Minister, Eugene Lenn Nagbe, who abused Mrs. Estelle Liberty Kemoh, a reporter...
Togo 

Togo: Gendarmes Attack Journalist, Force Him to Delete Pictures

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 8, 2017. A journalist with the L’Alternative bi-weekly newspaper in Togo was assaulted in the line...
BeninGambiaNigeria 

January in West Africa: New Dawn in Gambia, Massive Police Crackdown in Nigeria, Media Bans Lifted in Benin

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 7, 2017. January 2017, witnessed a number of major press freedom and freedom of expression developments...
Guinea 

Guinea: Hospital Authorities Seize Journalist’s Equipment, Hand Her over to the Police

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 6, 2017. A reporter of Radio Lynx FM in Guinea was on February 1, 2017 arrested...
Liberia 

Liberia: Information Minister Verbally Abuses Female Reporter

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 26, 2017. Liberia’s Information Minister has molested a female journalist during a press conference in the...
Nigeria 

AFEX Urges Nigeria Police to Stop Harassing Journalists

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) calls on Nigeria’s Police to stop harassing journalists in the country following reports on freedom of expression...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Journalist Arrested, Forced to Delete Photographs

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 27, 2017. In the morning of January 25, 2017, Ms Ujunwa Atueyi, a journalist with the...
Nigeria 

Halt Harassment of Premium Times Newspaper, IPC Calls for Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Media Freedom

This statement was originally published on Ipcng.org on January 20, 2017. The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has described the invasion of the premises of...
Gambia 

The Gambia: Licenses of Four Radio Stations Revoked

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 10, 2017. The Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure of The Gambia has revoked the licenses...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Police Arrest Publisher of Online News Portal for Alleged Defamation

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 14, 2014. Nigerian police have arrested Desmond Utomwen, publisher of FreshNews, an online journal, following a...
Gambia 

The Gambia: Seven Foreign Journalists Expelled

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on January 17, 2017. Seven journalists who had gone to The Gambia to cover the upcoming inauguration of...