The Board of Directors of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has expressed serious concern about the Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa and its severe toll on lives, the economy and overall development of the sub-region. It has, th...
Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been associated with various forms of press freedom restrictions and attacks on journalists, which continue to hamper the provision of timely and accurate information to the public.
In a speci...
Latest findings from the Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) monitoring of women’s participation in public discourse programmes show that political parties have consistently side-lined women in their media engagements.
The monitoring report...
Regional and international communication experts have developed clear and harmonized messages to address the information gap in national and regional responses to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has claimed more than 3,000 lives from the more tha...
The latest media ethics monitoring report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) shows that indecency in language is the most prevalent ethical violation among the Ghanaian media.
The report reveals that out of a total of 508 ethical violatio...
Date: Thursday 23rd October, 2014 Venue: Ghana International Press CentreTime: 9.00 am prompt T... Learn More
Type and Frequency of FoE Violations in West Africa
|Attacked / Threatened||21|
|Arrested / Detained||15|
|Digital Rights Violations||0|
The Board of Directors of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has expressed serious concern about the Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Af... Read more
The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah, has called for an African-led campaign to expand internet and... Read more
Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been associated with various forms of press freedom restrictions and attacks on journalists,... Read more
This Wednesday, the MFWA will release the first-ever report on a different casualty of Ebola: freedom of expression. This special report will highligh... Read more
The media constitute an important tool for information dissemination, awareness creation and public education on relevant issues that are critical for...
Freedom of Expression (FoE) is a fundamental human right. However, violations of FoE rights continue to be a major challenge to participatory and acco...
The Internet has become a major enabler of global communication and development. It is now a significant tool that aids democracy and human rights act...
All West African countries still have pieces of legislation in their statutes that criminalise speech and expression. Such laws are often arbitrarily...
This programme area focuses on conducting freedom of expression and media-related research and communicating findings to inform policy and advocacy. F...