Promoting Freedom of Expression and Democracy in West Africa
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    MFWA Makes New Appointments

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has appointed three new senior staff members to complement the organisation’s programme team, ongoing sustainability initiatives and co-ordination of a continental network of freedom of expression organis...
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    APAI Working Group Asks AU, UNESCO to Proclaim September 28 Right to Information Day

    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...
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    Infographics of Free Expression Violations from May to August 2014

      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...
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    Guinea Alert: Three journalists murdered

    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...
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    BLAME POOR ETHICAL STANDARDS ON ABSENCE OF NATIONAL LANGUAGE

    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,...
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    new staff

    MFWA Makes New Appointments

    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

    Right to Information Day 2014: MFWA Urges Greater Political Will in the Passage of ATI Laws

    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

    APAI

    APAI Working Group Asks AU, UNESCO to Proclaim September 28 Right to Information Day

    Windhoek, Namibia, 26 September 2014: As information activists around the world celebrate the right to information on 28th September, the African Plat... Read more

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    BLAME POOR ETHICAL STANDARDS ON ABSENCE OF NATIONAL LANGUAGE

    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


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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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