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11.03.2019

Liberia repeals Criminal Libel law.

The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has signed into law the Kamara Abdullai Kamara Act of Press freedom. [more]

Category: Media Matters

11.03.2019

Media houses face lengthy suspensions

Press freedom continues to be impeded in parts of Africa, with numerous print and broadcast outlets charged with different counts of “unprofessional conduct” by regulation authorities.[more]

Category: Media Matters

10.02.2019

Press freedom violations rife in Africa.

Media practitioners are increasingly finding it difficult to carry on their work in many African countries as reports of attacks on the press continue to make headlines. [more]

Category: Media Matters

22.01.2019

Why internet shutdowns are an even greater disservice.

Zimbabwe went through an internet shutdown last week and the incident has drawn criticism from many freedom of speech and expression lobbyists, including the country’s division of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA...[more]

Category: Media Matters

26.12.2018

Post-Mugabe hangover for Zimbabwean media

Zimbabwe’s new government is yet to effectively police media freedom and general freedom of speech and expression, rights less championed for by Mugabe’s administration, according to the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)...[more]

Category: Media Matters

19.12.2018

Victory for Sierra Leonne media as two restrictive laws face imminent repeal.

President Maada Bio also delivers on promise to support SLAJ[more]

Category: Media Matters

16.12.2018

Egypt’s press freedom free-fall continues

Near-record high of journalists jailed around the world according to report [more]

Category: Media Matters

15.11.2018

Media Awards back in 2019 For Namibia

Namibia’s annual media awards have been handed a new lifeline after the Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) revealed plans to resuscitate the annual event next year.[more]

Category: Media Matters

15.11.2018

Support for “prisoner of conscience” Mkhaïtir

Reporters without Borders (RSF) and 31 other human rights and free speech Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have issued a joint statement calling for the immediate release of Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed. [more]

Category: Media Matters

03.10.2018

MISA Transparency Assessments 2018

Infographics for 7 African countries plus a regional overview launched on Universal Access to Information Day![more]

Category: Media Matters

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