The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is gravely concerned about the current spate of wanton application of criminal libel and defamation laws against journalists in Sierra Leone.
The last six months has witnessed a raging resurgence of arbitra...
Angry youth numbering about 30 on February 17, 2014, stormed the premises of Gift FM a privately owned radio station at Dormaa Ahenkro - a town in the Brong Ahafo region.
The action of the youth followed a news item aired on an alleged banishment of...
The Conseil National de la Presse (CNP) on February 10, 2014, suspended the Le Monde d’ Abidjan newspaper for three months.
According to MFWA’s correspondent, a statement issued on February 10, by the CNP accused the newspaper of “publishing in...
The safety of journalists in Togo has been worsening over the last six months following a worrying phenomenon of consistent attacks, harassment and other forms of rights violations against journalists in the country. The rights violations, mainly per...
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Type and Frequency of FoE Violations in West Africa
|Attacked / Threatened||20|
|Arrested / Detained||15|
|Digital Rights Violations||0|
The Media Foundation for West Africa is very much appalled by the resurgence of insults and other forms of indecent expression in political discourse... Read more
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in partnership with the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Accra is organising two separate foru... Read more
The board, management and staff of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) are saddened by the sudden death of one of Africa’s best journalists... Read more
The Board of Directors of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has elected a new Chairman of the Board and appointed a new Executive Director f... 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...