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Promoting Freedom of Expression and Media Rights in West Africa

Events

  • MFWA TO HOST GJA AWARD WINNERS

      December 4, 2013

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will on Thursday December 5, host winners of this year’s Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards at an evening forum at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra. Also present at the forum will …

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  • Forum to Mark AU Democracy Day in Accra

      September 17, 2013

    MFWA in partnership with Nigeria-based Centre for Democracy and Development will hold a  special forum to mark AU Democracy Day on September 19, 2013 in Accra under the theme “Strengthening Marginalised Voices for Democratic Development: The Role of the Ghanaian …

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  • Consultation meeting with Media Managers – Greater Accra & Volta Regions (WAHRD Project)

      August 16, 2013

    Consultation meeting with Media Managers from Greater Accra and Volta regions on developing a media policy guideline towards increasing women’s voices in media programmes in Ghana – WAHRD Project Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013  

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  • MFWA Expert Validation meeting on the Media-Gender-Equality Monitoring Instrument (WAHRD Project)

      August 16, 2013

    Expert Meeting to validate a Media-Gender-Equality Monitoring Instrument developed to monitor and report on the participation of women in media programmes in Ghana – WAHRD project   Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013   Venue: Sunlodge Hotel, Tesano, Accra     …

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  • Consultation meeting with Media Managers – 3 Northern Regions & Ashanti Region (WAHRD Project)

      August 16, 2013

    Consultation meeting with Media Managers from Upper -East, Upper West, Northern and Ashanti regions, in Kumasi on developing a media policy guideline towards increasing women’s  voices in media programmes in Ghana – WAHRD Project Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 Venue: …

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  • MFWA Project Launch – Increase Women’s Voices in the Media in Ghana

      August 16, 2013

    Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) & Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) launch project to increase women’s voices in the media in Ghana under the West Africa Human Rights and Democratisation …

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  • MFWA Community Forum in Wassa-East District (Daboase) – Local Governance Radio Programme

      August 16, 2013

    MFWA and Takoradi-based Skyy Power FM hold Community Forum in Wassa-East District (Daboase) on the impact of local governance radio programmes  – under the MFWA-USAID-MSI local governance project in the Western Region of Ghana. Date: Friday, August, 16, 2013 Venue: …

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  • MFWA RESUMES MONITORING OF LANGUAGE ON RADIO AHEAD OF SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON ELECTION PETITION

      July 29, 2013

    The legal dispute over the 2012 presidential results at the Supreme Court (SC), coupled with inflammatory comments by political activists mainly from the ruling NDC and opposition NPP, have heightened fears and anxieties about potential violence after the Court’s verdict.  …

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  • PUBLIC FORUM: THE COURTS AND FREE SPEECH

      July 8, 2013

    The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the National Media Commission (NMC), in collaboration the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) are organising a Public Forum on the theme: “The Courts, Free Speech, and Judicial Accountability in a Democracy: Defining …

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  • MFWA to participate in the 2013 IFEX General Meeting and Strategy conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 16-20, 2013

      June 10, 2013

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Alerts

Cote d’ Ivoire Alert: Media regulatory body suspends newspaper

    February 12, 2014

The Conseil National de la Presse (CNP) on February 10, 2014, suspended the Le Monde d’ Abidjan newspaper for three months. According to MFWA’s correspondent, a statement issued on February 10, by the CNP accused the newspaper of “publishing insults to an …

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Togo ALERT: Safety of Journalists Worsening

    February 10, 2014

The safety of journalists in Togo has been worsening over the last six months following a worrying phenomenon of consistent attacks, harassment and other forms of rights violations against journalists in the country. The rights violations, mainly perpetrated by the …

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Ghana Alert: Police raid radio station, arrest journalist and panellists

    January 28, 2014

Tinaa Adams, a Morning Show host on Sungmaale FM a privately-owned radio station in the Upper West regional capital Wa, was on January 22, 2014 arrested by some police officers. The MFWA’s monitor reported that the Police, led by the regional Public …

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MFWA News

African freedom of expression organisations demand safety of journalists on the continent

   February 5, 2014

  The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on their job in many countries on the continent. …

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MFWA on Continental Engagements

   January 27, 2014

This week, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is engaged in continental missions on activities related to the promotion of freedom of expression, access to information, continental networking of free expression organisations,  and access to justice in Africa . …

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MFWA PARTNERS US EMBASSY TO HOLD MEDIA FORUMS

   January 23, 2014

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in partnership with the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Accra is organising two separate forums on the topic: “The Challenges and Prospects of Journalism in the Age of New Media”. The …

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