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22 June 2012 | Liberia

CEMESP publishes FOI post-electoral research report

Political parties' compliance with proactive disclosure of information during 2011 fared lower in comparison to the 2005 elections.
5 June 2012 | Liberia

CEMESP releases 2011 Freedom of Expression Report

Speaking at the launch of the report, CEMESP Executive Director Malcolm Joseph regretted that 2011 proved to be a "rather sad" year for free speech in Liberia.
29 May 2012 | Nigeria

MRA calls on stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of FOI Act

In a new report, MRA highlights key observations from its monitoring of the implementation of the act over the past year and makes recommendations for improved levels of compliance with its provisions.
7 May 2012 | Nigeria

RSF report highlights daily abuses suffered by journalists

RSF examines the first quarter of 2012, turning the spotlight on one of the most dangerous countries in Africa for journalists.
18 April 2012 | The Gambia

New report highlights draconian media laws

ARTICLE 19 has found significant flaws in the laws regulating the media and free speech in the country, as well as persistent harassment and intimidation of journalists and human rights defenders.
17 April 2012 | Benin

ARTICLE 19's submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

The submission outlines areas where the country has failed to meet its legal obligations to protect freedom of expression.
17 April 2012 | Ghana

ARTICLE 19's submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

ARTICLE 19 notes that only a few freedom of expression issues have been addressed during the first cycle of the UPR.
12 April 2012 | Mali

Concern for journalists, serious setback for media freedom

"The nationwide chaos and ensuing grave problems have dealt a serious setback to press freedom," RSF said.
10 April 2012 | West Africa

Free expression and law in 2011

ARTICLE 19 outlines the major legal developments relating to freedom of expression and information in West and Central African countries.
15 March 2012 | Senegal

Who knew? Senegalese arrest, prosecution can be swift

The quick arrest and prosecution of a man who assaulted three journalists outside their newspaper's office in the capital Dakar last month serves as an instructive contrast between the handling of an ordinary crime and the handling of abuses against journalists in the line of duty - cases which are usually politicised, stalled, or both.
17 March 2011 | Liberia

CEMESP launches 2010 annual freedom of expression review

This is the fourth of such reports, and comes at a crucial point in Liberian history, when there is a great need for news that is impartial, fair and independent.
2 September 2010 | West Africa

Annual state of the media report

For the thirteen years that MFWA has been monitoring attacks on free expression in West Africa, 2009 was the most regrettable.
2 March 2010 | Liberia

CEMESP launches 2009 annual press freedom report

The state of the Liberian media in 2009 is a far cry from the freedom of expression heralded by President Sirleaf at her inauguration in 2006, says CEMESP.


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