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9 April 2014 |

African Commission adopts resolution on media attacks in Somalia

African Commission adopts resolution on media attacks in Somalia In the resolution, the ACHPR "strongly condemns the serious violations of the right to life committed against journalists and media practitioners" and appeals for "the immediate cessation of harassment and intimidation aimed at independent media organisations" in Somalia.
14 March 2014 |

27-year jail sentence for Somali journalist in Ethiopia a "travesty of justice"

27-year jail sentence for Somali journalist in Ethiopia a The African Freedom of Expression Exchange condemns the 27-year sentence imposed on Mohamed Aweys Mudey and notes that the Ethiopian media environment is characterized by the arrest of journalists.
14 March 2014 |

Civil society groups urge African countries to pass access to information laws

Civil society groups urge African countries to pass access to information laws A group of nine civil society organisations has urged countries without access to information legislation, such as Ghana, to take urgent steps to put a law in place.
12 February 2014 | Africa

New African free expression network highlights need for protection of journalists

New African free expression network highlights need for protection of journalists The African Freedom of Expression Exchange, a network of organisations who are also IFEX members, has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, and harassments meted out to journalists in many countries on the continent, especially in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Somalia.
12 December 2013 | Africa

IFEX members meet in Ghana to discuss regional networking in Africa

Representatives of freedom of expression organisations in Africa that are members of IFEX met in Accra, Ghana, on 9 and 10 December 2013 to develop a framework for regional networking in Africa.
7 November 2013 | Ethiopia

Two IFEX members call for release of imprisoned journalists in Ethiopia

The International Press Institute (IPI) and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) urged the Ethiopian government to release five journalists imprisoned under the country’s anti-terrorism laws, ahead of the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) taking place in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
25 October 2013 | Somalia

Somali government urged to rescind Radio Shabelle's eviction order

Somali government urged to rescind Radio Shabelle's eviction order Dozens of media freedom groups are calling on the Prime Minister of Somalia to rescind the arbitrary eviction order currently faced by the Shabelle Media Network. The eviction would place Radio Shabelle staff in immediate physical danger.
24 July 2013 | Somalia

35 IFEX members call for amendments to Somalia's draft media law

35 IFEX members call for amendments to Somalia's draft media law IFEX members issued a joint call for amendments to a deeply-flawed draft media law in Somalia before it goes to parliament for approval in August.
7 June 2013 | Uganda

IFEX members protest police attacks on journalists

IFEX members protest police attacks on journalists IFEX members sent a joint letter to President Museveni calling for an end to impunity in cases of police violence against the media, after a violent crackdown on a demonstration in May over media closures.
1 February 2013 | The Gambia

Groups call for state to stop harassing Gambian journalist

Groups call for state to stop harassing Gambian journalist In a letter to Gambian president Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, a group of organization calls for and end to the harassment of Abdoublie John. Since December 2012, The National Intelligence Agency has twice arbitrarily detained John, editor of the online news website Jollof News and a contributor to The Associated Press.
3 December 2012 | Democratic Republic of Congo

UN-run radio station blocked in DR Congo

Radio Okapi was jammed after failing to submit its programme schedule to the Congolese High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC).
22 November 2012 | Somalia

Media organisations conduct safety training for journalists in Somalia

Somali journalists are working in extreme conflict zones with risks that include small arms and explosives attacks, as well as the ever-increasing possibility of murder or abduction.
25 October 2012 | The Gambia

Decision to drop charges against two Gambian journalists welcomed

Decision to drop charges against two Gambian journalists welcomed MFWA welcomes the move by Gambian authorities to drop charges against two journalists for seeking permission to peacefully protest the execution of death row inmates, but calls for investigation into death threats against journalists.

Congolese rebel leader asked to protect journalists

Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger wrote to the political coordinator of the M23 rebel movement, voicing concern about the dangers for journalists working in M23-controlled territory.
15 October 2012 | Cameroon

Cameroon: UN Universal Periodic Review Submission

Free expression is under threat in Cameroon, according to a report submitted this week to the UN Human Rights Council by PEN International, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Internet Sans Frontières.
15 October 2012 | Somalia

IFEX members call on new Somali government to protect journalists

IFEX members call on new Somali government to protect journalists Over 40 IFEX members worldwide call for the new President of Somalia to help combat impunity in the killing of journalists, revise media laws and uphold UN and African resolutions to help protect journalists.

Report condemns deteriorating press freedom in DR Congo

Reporters Without Borders and Journalist en Danger held a joint news conference in Kinshasa on the eve of the Francophonie summit to present their report on the state of freedom of information in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa.
27 July 2012 | Côte d'Ivoire

RSF to Ivorian president: improve media freedoms

On the eve of President Alassane Ouattara's first state visit to France, RSF congratulates him on making necessary improvements but says that much more still needs to be done.
23 July 2012 | Mali

Government urged to guarantee safety of journalists in wake of post-coup violence

ARTICLE 19 is concerned over a spate of assaults on and threats against journalists and is calling on the authorities to take immediate action to protect them.
23 July 2012 | Liberia

Liberian president signs Table Mountain declaration

The declaration identifies criminal defamation and 'insult' laws as among the most severe obstacles to the future of the independent press in Africa.


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