The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is a continental network made up of some of the most influential media rights and freedom of expression organisations across the West, East, Central and Southern Africa regions. Since its establishment in December 2013, AFEX, through its advocacy continues to promote free speech (offline and online) and human rights on the continent. The AFEX network is currently made up of 15 member orgainsations that are all members of the Toronto-based global free expression network, IFEX. While some of the AFEX members work in specific countires, others work across the sub-regional blocs.
Who Can Join the AFEX Network?
AFEX membership is opened to any African-founded and African-based free expression, media rights or human rights organisations. However, an organisation that wishes to be part of this prominent network will first have to be a member, or have the potential to become a member of IFEX. For non-IFEX members that express interest in becoming members, AFEX often collaborates and assists them to obtain membership into IFEX.
Read more about AFEX and its activities on our website: www.africafex.org. It is accessible in both English and French. You can also join us on social media using the following handles: