This bi-annual policy brief which covered the first half of 2018 (January to June) presents findings on the state of Internet rights in nine West African countries- Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Guinea. Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger and Senegal. The report covers the regulatory environment, violations and emerging issues. Seven out of the nine countries being reported on recorded incidents of digital right violations. The incidents of violations recorded were arrest and detention of critical bloggers and journalists, ban/shutdown of online media outlets, and the passage of repressive laws to restrict the use of the Internet and freedom of expression.