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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...
Nigeria 

TV Cameraman Brutalised by Hoodlums at Ruling Party Campaign Rally

A cameraman with Trust Television, Mr. Taiwo Yishau, was on February 21, 2023 brutalised by some hoodlums at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos...
Nigeria 

World Radio Day: MRA Calls on Government, Regulator to Embark on Comprehensive Reform of Broadcast Sector

Lagos, Monday, February 13, 2023:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to take advantage...
West Africa 

How Governments in West Africa violated internet rights in 2022

In 2022, five African countries were plunged into spells of cyber disruptions that affected the lives and livelihoods of at least 30 million of...
Nigeria 

IPC condemns threat on journalist’s life

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria is greatly concerned about the reported threats on the life of Premium Times Journalist, Saviour Imukudo. A report...
Nigeria 

Clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression ahead of Nigeria’s election

Nigeria will hold its seventh general elections in the democratic era in February 2023 with the build-up to the polls proving ominous for the...
Senegal 

Journalist Pape Ale Niang rearrested

The Senegalese authorities have rearrested Pape Ale Niang, five days after the journalist was provisionally released from one month’s detention. Niang, who is the owner...
Nigeria 

Sharia court in Nigeria sentences Islamic cleric to death for blasphemy

On December 15, 2022, an upper Sharia Court in Kano convicted an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara of blasphemy by defaming the personality...