Analyses of incidents of freedom of expression violations in the 16 countries of West Africa during the first four months of 2014 show a marginal improvement in both the number and severity of violations compared with the same period in 2013.
This improvement in particularly media freedom and media pluralism in the region can be largely attributed to the relatively stable political atmosphere and the consistent campaign by Freedom of Expression groups like the MFWA. Actions that tend to limit freedom of expression however still exist in West Africa.
In this report, the MFWA analyses the number and types of FoE violations that occurred in countries across West Africa for the period January-April 2014. The trends are compared with incidents during the same period in 2013.
The full report can be accessed by clicking here