Irate youth on March 11, 2014, attacked a privately-owned radio station Radio Justice located in Tamale, in the Northern Region of Ghana. According to the station manager, Kasim Hamza, the incident happened while the station was having a panel discus...
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has commenced a major media development project in Ghana aimed at enhancing both professional standards and the watchdog role of the Ghanaian media.
The MFWA’s Programme Officer for Media Development and...
A group of nine civil society organisations including the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) that is leading a campaign to promote the passage and implementation of Access to Information (ATI) legislation in Africa, has urged countries without a...
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...
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 'Promoting Professional Standards and Enhancing the Watchdog Role of the Ghanaian Media' project is aimed... 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 commenced a major media development project in Ghana aimed at enhancing both professional standards an... Read more
A group of nine civil society organisations including the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) that is leading a campaign to promote the passage an... Read more
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 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...