Promoting Freedom of Expression and Democracy in West Africa
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    Stakeholders Endorse MFWA’s Media Monitoring Instrument

    Stakeholders from the Ghanaian media sector have endorsed an Instrument developed by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) for monitoring ethical violations in the media. The instrument was endorsed at a validation meeting organised by the MFWA...
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    MFWA Celebrates Ruling of Africa’s Highest Court Re-affirming Journalists’ Rights

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) celebrates the seminal decision of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights on March 28, 2014, which strongly re-affirms the obligation of countries to protect the rights of journalists to practice...
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    MFWA Congratulates President Mahama as ECOWAS Chair

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) wishes to congratulate President John Dramani Mahama on his election as Chairman of the ECOWAS. We are also gratified by the President’s decision to prioritise regional peace and security during his tenur...
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    Gambian ALERT: Interruptions in usage of mobile chat applications

    Less than a year after The Gambia passed a stiff information and communication law to stifle freedom of expression online, Gambians are reportedly experiencing interruptions in use of some mobile chat applications. According to MFWA’s sources, for...
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    Vacancy: AFEX Network Co-ordinator

    The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is a continental network of free expression organisations. The vision of AFEX is “An Africa where all peoples are free to express themselves”. Its mission is to increase the effectiveness of Afric...
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    Stakeholders Endorse MFWA’s Media Monitoring Instrument

    Stakeholders from the Ghanaian media sector have endorsed an Instrument developed by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) for monitoring ethica... Read more

    norbert zongo1 37811

    MFWA Celebrates Ruling of Africa’s Highest Court Re-affirming Journalists’ Rights

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) celebrates the seminal decision of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights on March 28, 2014, whi... Read more

    John Dramani Mahama

    MFWA Congratulates President Mahama as ECOWAS Chair

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) wishes to congratulate President John Dramani Mahama on his election as Chairman of the ECOWAS. We are als... Read more

    Vacancy

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is recruiting Monitors for its nationwide Media Monitoring Project in Ghana. The Monitoring exercise will... 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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