President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill is regarded as a missed opportunity to lead in the push for digital rights in Nigeria as well as Africa.
An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.
Unrelenting attacks on journalists in Uganda; subtle curbing of media freedom in Nigeria; excessive press accreditation fees in Mozambique; and musicians on the radar for articulating people’s frustrations.
MRA calls for the immediate and unconditional release of journalist Samuel Ogundipe who is being detained for refusing to disclose the source of his information for a news report.
A Reference Group comprising ten African civil society organisations will lead the process of revising the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression under the direction and guidance of Commissioner Lawrence Mute, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa.
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.
Media Rights Agenda is calling on Nigerian President Buhari to promptly sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill once it is passed by the National Asssembly.
DRC’s descent into chaos, Ahmed Abba’s release and Sudan’s fear of ‘indecency’ are among the top stories in Africa at the end of 2017.