Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS)

Articles by Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS)

Independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon, AFEX

Somaliland journalist gets 2-year sentence for “anti-national activity”

Independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon was accused of allegedly making comments against Somaliland’s president while expressing support for the president of Somalia on social media.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni address journalists after casting his vote in Kaaro High School in Kiruhura district, 18 February 2016, AP Photo/Stephen Wandera

Uganda’s glimpse of hope

2017 is turning out to be a hopeful year for Uganda, as justice is finally being served for numerous violations against journalists.

Journalists queue for a security sweep outside the venue of the presidential vote at the airport in Mogadishu, 8 February 2017, REUTERS/Feisal Omar

African free expression network concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia

Between 25 January and 1 April 2017, a total of 11 journalists and one media organisation have been attacked in Somalia, making it one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist in Africa.

In this photo taken on 2 October 2016, Ethiopian soldiers try to stop protesters in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, AP Photo

Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016

A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. To date, not one security agent has been prosecuted for any of the killings in the three countries.

Anti-corruption activist Abdul Fatoma at a conference in London, England, 2016, AFEX

Sierra Leone authorities arrest anti-corruption activist, confiscate passport

On 31 January 2017, anti-corruption activist Abdul Fatoma was arrested without a warrant, shortly after speaking on the radio about a national corruption scandal. Police confiscated Fatoma’s passport the following day.

Bill Zimmerman/Flickr/Creative Commons License

39 days on, English internet still blocked in Cameroon

Internet shut down in two anglophone regions follows protests over government decision to impose French in schools and courts.

A man listens to elections results on his FM radio in Kampala, Uganda, 19 February 2016, REUTERS/James Akena

A message to Africa on World Radio Day

On World Radio Day, members of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) send an audio message calling on governments in the region to ensure that radio operates freely and independently.

English speaking lawyers protest against the Cameroon government, November 2016, Nation Media Group

Cameroon responds to free expression concerns with…an Internet shut down

Tensions continue to rise after the government cracks down on dissent following its decision to introduce the use of French language in courts and schools in English-speaking regions.