Monthly Archives: September 2020

Former Malian minister’s complaint leads to arrest of journalist Ibrahim Adiawiakoye

This statement was originally published on on 24 September 2020. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) condemns the arrest of journalist Ibrahim Boiny Adiawiakoye by the judicial police in Bamako over a publication about former Youth and Sports Minister Harouna Touré, and calls for the immediate release of the journalist. On September 18,

Journalists attacked while covering alleged vote fraud in Nigeria

This statement was originally published on on 23 September 2020. Nigerian authorities should investigate the recent attacks on journalists Samson Adenekan and Offem Nathaniel Ubanga, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 19, a group of at least 50 unidentified men attacked Adenekan, a journalist with

Compulsory registration of array of online content creators threatens free expression in Uganda

This statement was originally published on on 16 September 2020. The renewed order by Uganda’s communications regulator for online publishers and broadcasters to apply for licences before they operate presents a grave threat to freedom of expression and citizens’ right of access to information. Earlier this month, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) set October 5,

Heavy handed tactics to clamp down coverage of dissent aimed at censoring media

This statement was originally published on on 24 September 2020. A Radio France Internationale correspondent was violently beaten by police and several journalists had their equipment seized during a banned opposition demonstration in Cameroon. Reporters Without Borders condemns the violent methods used by the police and urges the authorities to punish those responsible. RSF

Repression of free expression in Turkey continues amid adoption of UPR

This statement was originally published on on 29 September 2020. This is our joint statement during the adoption of the UPR outcome of Turkey at the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council. The statement was delivered by independent journalist Banu Guven on behalf of ARTICLE 19, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom,

Thailand’s biggest democracy protest, resisting digital abuse in Pakistan, and crackdown on activists in Cambodia and India

The youth of Thailand continue to lead the movement calling for democracy and monarchy reforms. Pakistani women journalists are speaking out against digital abuse and sexual violence. Myanmar clamps down on free speech ahead of an important election. And dozens of activists in India and Cambodia have been arrested for their role in local protests.