Promoting Freedom of Expression and Democracy in West Africa
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    MFWA Board Calls for Intensified Ebola Response

    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...
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    Restrictions on Press Freedom Impeding Access to Timely, Accurate Information on Ebola – MFWA’s Special Report

    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...
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    Political parties continue to relegate women in media discourse

    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...
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    MFWA Joins Experts to Develop Ebola Response Messages

    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...
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    Decency Is Most Abused Ethical Principle By Ghanaian Media – MFWA Report

    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...
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    MFWA Board Calls for Intensified Ebola Response

    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

    Empower African-Based Organisations To Lead Internet Governance Campaign In Africa – MFWA Boss

    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

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    Restrictions on Press Freedom Impeding Access to Timely, Accurate Information on Ebola – MFWA’s Special Report

    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

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    MFWA Special Report on Ebola and Free Expression Coming Out Wednesday

    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


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    Our Programmes

    Media, Democracy & Development

    The media constitute an important tool for information dissemination, awareness creation and public education on relevant issues that are critical for...
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    Free Expression Rights Monitoring, Campaigns & Protection

    Freedom of Expression (FoE) is a fundamental human right. However, violations of FoE rights continue to be a major challenge to participatory and acco...
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    Internet Freedom

    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...
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    Media Law and Policy

    All West African countries still have pieces of legislation in their statutes that criminalise speech and expression. Such laws are often arbitrarily...
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    Research and Publications

    This programme area focuses on conducting freedom of expression and media-related research and communicating findings to inform policy and advocacy. F...
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    Our Campaigns

    APAI

    The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) is a collaborative project of Afric...
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    End Impunity

     IMPUNITY IN FREE EXPRESSION Impunity in Free Expression is when perpetrators of human ri...
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    RTI Campaign – Ghana


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