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South African members of the LGBTQI community protest Tanzania's treatment of the community, outside the Tanzania High Commission in Pretoria, 26 November 2018, PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP/Getty Images

Africa in November: Continued attacks on LGBTQI+ community and detention of CPJ staffers in Tanzania, an outspoken academic arrested – again, a petition challenging freedom of assembly filed, Unwanted Witness takes government to court over internet shutdown in Uganda, and more.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) looks on during a news conference with Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zene Cherif (R) in N'Djamena, Chad, 12 March 2018, JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images

For the second time this year, Chadian authorities have disrupted internet services in the country leaving internet users with no access to social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, listens during the London Somalia Conference, at Lancaster House, in London, 11 May 2017, Jack Hill/Pool Photo via AP

If adopted, a new law will allow the Somali government to establish a statutory media regulatory body – the Somali Media Commission – by nominating, approving and appointing its 9 members, and compromising its independence.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

A journalists runs past a cloud of tear gas after riot police dispersed anti-corruption protesters during a demonstration in Nairobi, Kenya, 3 November 2016, REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

AFEX deplores the increasing incidents of killings, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and detentions, threats and harassment of journalists, media professionals and activists in Africa as a threat towards the enjoyment of free expression and the ultimate development of the continent.

Link to: FXI disappointed by Constitutional Court judgment

FXI disappointed by the Constitutional Court in the SATAWU & COSATU v GARVIS and others MEDIA STATEMENT 13 June 2012 FXI DISAPPOINTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGMENT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN TRANSPORT AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION AND CONGRESS OF SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS V GARVIS AND OTHERS The FXI is disappointed by the judgement of […]

Link to: FXI concerned over Film and Publications Board’s classification of artwork

The Board classified Brett Murray’s artwork 16N, making it illegal to allow anyone under 16 to see it on grounds of nudity.

South Africa's ruling ANC threatened to take legal action against a Johannesburg gallery for displaying this painting of President Jacob Zuma because it violates his right to dignity and makes a mockery of his office, Siphiwe Sibeko/REUTERS

See for yourself the painting that sparked a national debate on artistic expression in South Africa and prompted vandals to deface it to “prevent civil war.” Plus, read what IFEX member in South Africa Free Expression Institute (FXI) had to say (English only).