3rd Quarter FOE Monitor: July – September 2023

The third quarter of 2023 recorded a total of thirty-six (36) incidents of freedom of expression violations. The figure is two per cent (2%) higher than that of the preceding quarter (April-June 2023) which stood at 35. Unfortunately, most of the reported violations had not been redressed in any way when compiling this report.

Senegal ranked first with six (6) violations, the highest number of violations for this quarter. Niger followed with five (5) violations, while Nigeria, Ghana and Mali each recorded four (4) violations. Guinea and Burkina Faso each recorded three (3) violations. Benin and The Gambia each recorded two (2) violations, the Mauritania, Liberia and Guinea-Bissau each recorded one (1) violation.

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