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US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

US Journalist Arrested as Turkey Continues to Harass Reporters

This statement was originally published on on 9th/August/2016. A U.S. journalist has been detained, allegedly for trying to enter Turkey illegally from Syria, according to a report posted on the Hurriyet Daily News website. The report by the official Anadolu News Agency quoted southern Hatay province governor Ercan Topaca on August 7, and said journalist

S.E. M. Omar el-Béchir lors de la cinquième session du Parlement le 9 avril, 2012 à Khartoum. Photo - Ashraf Shazly/Getty Images

AFEX Urges Sudanese Government to End Massive Crackdown on Free Speech

This Statement was originally published on on 5th/July/2016. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply concerned about the continued wave of attacks on freedom of expression in Sudan. Series of press freedom violations have been recorded in Sudan over the past years. Some of these violations include arbitrary arrest and detention of

Human Rights activists protesting the closure of Daily Monitor Publications in 2013

Uganda’s plot to forcefully register journalists riles human rights activists

This statement was originally published on the on 25th/June/2016. By Henry Lutaaya The government through the Uganda Media Council recently launched a nation-wide campaign aimed at implementing a widely discredited registration exercise for all journalists in the country. But the Media Council’s drive is being implemented alongside a parallel campaign funded by the United

44 experienced journalists kicked out of Ugandan Parliament

This statement was originally published on Watch Dog on 20/June/2016. By Watchdog reporter Parliament has finally thrown out experienced reporters that were deemed critical of the Parliamentary business. The battle that started last year when Speaker Kadaga sought to replace reporters that have served several years at the House, culminated with twisting of the rules

Sagal Salad Osman who was gunned down

Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

This article was originally published on New Vision on 6th/June/2016 A female journalist was shot dead Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu, adding to the lengthening death toll among media in the violence-torn East African country, her colleagues said. Sagal Salad Osman, a presenter and producer for state radio station Muqdisho, was gunned down by

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni swearing in as President of the Republic of Uganda

AFEX Calls on Ugandan President to Safeguard Free Speech

This statement was originally published on on 30 May 2016. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of freedom of expression organizations on the continent, has petitioned Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, calling on him to make a commitment to protect and defend free speech in the face of the deteriorating freedom of

Access to Information in Africa- AFEX Urges Governments to do more Read more at:

This statement was originally posted on on 3rd May 2016. As the World marks Press Freedom Day today under the theme, “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms: This is your Right!”, the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) network wishes to highlight the situation of Access to Information (ATI) on the continent. Access to Information

Uganda police officers block journalists from accessing main opposition leader, Kizza Besigyes home on February 23, 2016 at Kasangati, a Kampala suburb. Photo: Isaac Kasamani/Getty

Is social media the newest front in Uganda’s war with the press?

This statement was originally post on Columbia Journalism Review on 22 April 2016. KAMPALA, UGANDA—The night before Uganda’s February 18 presidential vote, David Tumusiime went to bed with a firm plan in place for the next day’s coverage. The website editor for Uganda Radio Network (URN), a syndicate of more than 20 correspondents spread across the