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.
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.
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.
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 […]
The Board classified Brett Murray’s artwork 16N, making it illegal to allow anyone under 16 to see it on grounds of nudity.
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).
At the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council taking place from 28 February to 25 March 2011, groups urged their governments to support a resolution which omits “defamation” and “denigration” of religions and focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of religion and non-discrimination.