Windhoek, Namibia, 26 September 2014: As information activists around the world celebrate the right to information on 28th September, the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) reiterates its call to UNESCO and the African Union (AU) to for...
This visualization breaks down the number of incidents of freedom of expression violations by type and country. (May - August 2014)
This visualization breaks down freedom of expression violations by type and perpetrator. (May - August 201...
On September 17, 2014, a mob of villagers killed three journalists and six others who were raising awareness about Ebola in Womey, a village about 900km from Guinea’s capital, Conakry.
Facely Camara, who was a journalist with Radio Liberté FM at N...
Prof. Kwame Karikari of the School of Communications Studies, University of Ghana, has blamed the poor ethical standards being exhibited by many local language radio broadcasters on the absence of a well-developed national language.
According to him,...
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a Pan-African initiative to promote human rights st... Learn More
Type and Frequency of FoE Violations in West Africa
|Attacked / Threatened||21|
|Arrested / Detained||15|
|Digital Rights Violations||0|
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has appointed three new senior staff members to complement the organisation’s programme team, ongoing su... Read more
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) joins the rest of the World to commemorate International Right to Information Day, a day of activism to ra... Read more
Windhoek, Namibia, 26 September 2014: As information activists around the world celebrate the right to information on 28th September, the African Plat... Read more
Prof. Kwame Karikari of the School of Communications Studies, University of Ghana, has blamed the poor ethical standards being exhibited by many local... 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...