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Two Years On: Gambia Yet to Comply With ECOWAS Court ruling on Murder of Deyda Hydara

Today June 10, 2016, marks two years after the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a proper...
Mauritania 

Mauritania: State Broadcaster Dismisses Newscaster for Mispronouncing First Lady’s Name

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on May 31, 2016. On May 26, 2016, a Mauritanian journalist was summarily dismissed from his post for...
Liberia 

West African Journalists Call For Isolation of Gambian President

Monrovia - The West African Journalists Association (WAJA) has declared the Gambia as the most hostile environment for journalists in the sub-region, as it...
Gambia 

Detained Gambian Journalist Disappears

The statement was originally published on mfwa.org on April 22, 2016. Information reaching the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) indicates that detained journalist Alhagie...
Benin 

Benin: Newly Elected President Needs to Prioritise Freedom of Expression in the Country

 This dossier was originally issued by the mfwa.org on April 8, 2016. On March 20, 2016 the people of Benin elected businessman, Mr. Patrice Talon,...
Ghana 

Ghana: Danish Journalists Harassed, Equipment Seized by Security Forces

This statement was originally issued by the mfwa.org on April 14, 2016. On April 10, 2016 security forces stationed at Saaman, a mining community in...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Judge Directs NGOs to put National Assembly ‘On Notice’ Over Anti-Social Media Bill

Originally issued by MRA on March 24, 2016 A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed that the National Assembly be “put on notice” before...
Ghana 

Issues not Insults: Language Monitoring Campaign Launched ahead of Ghana’s Elections

Issued by the MFWA on March 1, 2016. As Ghana’s 2016 elections draw closer and campaigning intensifies, political tensions are fast building up. Insults and...
Gambia 

MFWA, 36 Others Petition African Commission for Release of Detained Gambian Journalist

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and 36 other freedom of expression organisations in Africa and across the globe have petitioned the African...
Ghana 

MFWA’s Partner in Mali Mobilises Media to Search for Missing Journalist

The national partner of MFWA in Mali, la Maison de la Presse (MP) has mobilised the media in the country to work towards unraveling...
Ghana 

Ghana: Capacity of MFWA Staff Built on AFEX Network

Staff members of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) have received capacity building on the work of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange...
NigeriaUganda 

UN, AU and civil society seek to intervene in Criminal Defamation case of a journalist.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Prof David Kaye; the Special...