West Africa Freedom of Expression Monitor October-December 2017

This report covers the last quarter of October-December, 2017. The period under review recorded 26 violations in nine countries. The figure represents nearly 31% reduction in violations in relation to the preceding quarter (July- September, 2017), which recorded 34.

The violations were recorded in Guinea, Ghana, Mauritania, Nigeria, Benin, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo. Violations ranged from murders (3) physical attacks (9) , censorship, shutdowns, as well as arrest and detention. Two incidents of seizure and destruction of property were also recorded, and one incident each of digital rights violation, freedom of assembly violation and suspension.

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