Northern Nigerian journalists provide an insight into how they risk their lives while trying to cover the terrorist group Boko Haram.
Security is a factor in Burkina Faso’s election, with implications for disenfranchised voters and media safety, as is the uneven allocation of airtime to certain candidates.
It is unlikely that the media and political landscape in Guinea-Bissau will improve as the newly elected government are intent on continuing with the tradition of oppressing the media and muzzling free speech.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has signed the amended Public Order Act 1965, which effectively repeals the 55-year-old seditious libel section that criminalised free speech.
The MFWA embarks on a programme to enhance the digital literacy of women and training around advocacy for women’s online rights in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The Nigerian media continues to get news out during the #EndSARS protests while dealing with attacks from security forces on one hand and troublemakers on the other.
The Senegalese Football Federation’s decision to deny registration of online media is strongly condemned by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA).
Aziz Imorou was detained after he published a Facebook article in which he reported an alleged act of aggression against himself by a bodyguard of a government official.