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21 April 2017 |

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after 3 months

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after 3 months In January 2017, the government of Cameroon shut down internet access in two predominantly anglophone regions following protests against the government’s imposition of the use of French language in the regions.
19 April 2017 |

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon crisis

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon crisis The African Freedom of Expression Exchange has petitioned the African Union Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
18 April 2017 |

Radio station employee shot dead in Nigeria

Radio station employee shot dead in Nigeria Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Famous Giobaro on 16 April 2017 at his residence in Yenagoa, a local government area in the Bayelsa State of Nigeria.
11 April 2017 |

Somaliland journalist gets 2-year sentence for "anti-national activity"

Somaliland journalist gets 2-year sentence for Independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon was accused of allegedly making comments against Somaliland's president while expressing support for the president of Somalia on social media.
10 April 2017 |

Uganda's glimpse of hope

Uganda's glimpse of hope 2017 is turning out to be a hopeful year for Uganda, as justice is finally being served for numerous violations against journalists.
5 April 2017 |

African free expression network concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia

African free expression network concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia Between 25 January and 1 April 2017, a total of 11 journalists and one media organisation have been attacked in Somalia, making it one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist in Africa.
21 March 2017 |

Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016

Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016 A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. To date, not one security agent has been prosecuted for any of the killings in the three countries.
15 March 2017 |

Somali cameraman wounded in Mogadishu car bomb attack

Somali cameraman wounded in Mogadishu car bomb attack Abdihamid Mohamed Osman, a Somali cameraman and video editor with Universal TV, was seriously wounded on 12 March 2017 when a bomb attached to his car exploded in Mogadishu’s Hamar-weyne district while heading to work
28 February 2017 |

Sierra Leone authorities arrest anti-corruption activist, confiscate passport

Sierra Leone authorities arrest anti-corruption activist, confiscate passport On 31 January 2017, anti-corruption activist Abdul Fatoma was arrested without a warrant, shortly after speaking on the radio about a national corruption scandal. Police confiscated Fatoma's passport the following day.
24 February 2017 |

39 days on, English internet still blocked in Cameroon

39 days on, English internet still blocked in Cameroon Internet shut down in two anglophone regions follows protests over government decision to impose French in schools and courts.
13 February 2017 |

A message to Africa on World Radio Day

A message to Africa on World Radio Day On World Radio Day, members of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) send an audio message calling on governments in the region to ensure that radio operates freely and independently.
8 February 2017 |

British correspondent expelled from Kenya without explanation

British correspondent expelled from Kenya without explanation Based in Nairobi for the past five years, British correspondent Jerome Starkey was detained without explanation at Nairobi airport on his return from a visit to the United Kingdom in December 2016 and was put on a flight back to London the next day.
24 January 2017 |

Cameroon responds to free expression concerns with...an Internet shut down

Cameroon responds to free expression concerns with...an Internet shut down Tensions continue to rise after the government cracks down on dissent following its decision to introduce the use of French language in courts and schools in English-speaking regions.
16 December 2016 |

Presidential mandate ends, major censorship begins

Presidential mandate ends, major censorship begins
As President Kabila remains in power past his established mandate, DRC instructs telecom companies to block access to social networks and suspend internet access.
18 November 2016 |

Congolese journalist murdered in own home

Congolese journalist murdered in own home On 15 November 2016, a group of armed men in military uniforms stormed the residence of Marcel Lubala Kalala and killed him. Journaliste en Danger has called on the provincial and judicial authorities to expeditiously investigate the matter.
16 November 2016 |

South Sudanese radio station arbitrarily shut down by security service

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) to strongly condemn the arbitrary closure of Eye Radio station by the South Sudan National Security Service (NSS).
15 November 2016 |

When fighting a caste system is a matter of life and death

When fighting a caste system is a matter of life and death Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed faces the death penalty following a conviction on blasphemy charges.
9 November 2016 |

Radio France Internationale and Radio Okapi's airwaves jammed in DRC

The jamming of Radio France Internationale (a French station) and Radio Okapi (a station operated by the United Nations mission in the DRC) began on Friday without any warning or explanation.
8 November 2016 |

Caught in the crossfire: Radio journalist killed in central Somalia

Mahad Ali Mohamed was hit in the head by a stray bullet as he left his house for work in Galkayo. He is the third journalist to be killed in Somalia in this year.
1 November 2016 |

African free speech network calls on South Sudan's president to reopen newspaper

African free speech network calls on South Sudan's president to reopen newspaper The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has petitioned President Salva Kiir over the closure of the country’s leading private paper, The Nation Mirror. In September, the National Security Service ordered the indefinite closure of The Nation Mirror without any explanation.


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