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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...
Gambia 

GPU calls on Gambian Government to Renew its Commitment to Press Freedom

Fajara, Gambia, November 2, 2022: Today, we mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes committed against Journalists. The Gambia Press Union join calls...
Nigeria 

MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Broadcast Journalist by Police

Lagos, Friday, October 14, 2022:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned yesterday’s arrest and detention of Ilorin-based broadcast journalists, Mr. Dare Akogun, by the...
Nigeria 

Court Grants MRA Permission to Challenge Regulator’s Refusal to Disclose Payment of License Fees by Broadcasting Stations

Lagos, Thursday, 6 October 2022: A Federal High Court in Lagos today granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to proceed with its Freedom of...
Burkina Faso 

MFWA urges leaders in Burkina Faso to uphold freedom of expression

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is concerned about the political turmoil in Burkina Faso following a second coup d’état in the country...
Ghana 

How journalism got Ghanaian Judges, MPs running to declare assets

There is an ongoing scramble by justices of Ghana’s superior courts and Members of Parliament to make known their personal worth to the Auditor...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Temporary Reprieve as Regulator Suspends Shutdown of Broadcast Stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has temporarily suspended its intention to shutdown indebted broadcast stations in the country. The regulatory agency in a statement it...
West Africa 

Terror attacks in the Sahel: Media actors from 16 countries demand action

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partner organisations in all the 16 countries in West Africa have expressed deep concern about...
Nigeria 

Nigeria: Regulator’s Fine on Trust TV Arbitrary and Unacceptable

For Immediate Release, Wednesday August 3, 2022 The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria is miffed that the National Broadcasting Commission has slammed a hefty fine...
Nigeria 

IPC Condemns Government’s Threats Against the Media

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos Nigeria is worried by the recent utterances by the Federal Government of Nigeria threatening to sanction the BBC...