Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa – 208 Violations Recorded in 30 Countries only 14 Redressed in 2018

There was widespread impunity for freedom of expression (FOE) violations recorded in 2018 with only 14 out of the 208 violations recorded received some level of redress by stakeholders in the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX’s) maiden Annual Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa report. The violations were recorded in 30 African countries.

Journalists and other media practitioners were the major victims of the violations recorded. Other victims included human rights activists, bloggers and individuals. Security agents were responsible for 56% of the violations recorded followed by individuals who accounted for about 17% of violations.

You can access details of the countries, victims, perpetrators and recommendations cited in the Annual FOE Situation in Africa Report – 2018.