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MFWA Welcomes the Suspension of Ministerial Directive to GBC by President Akufo-Addo

By the Media Foundation for West Africa |

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the Presidential decision to suspend execution of a Ministerial order to the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation GBC to surrender three of its six Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels, a directive the MFWA had challenged as “illegal and inimical.”

“The president of the Republic, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, on…

CIPESA Executive Director Detained At Tanzania Airport – UPDATE

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Dr. Wairagala Wakabi, the Executive Director, of the Uganda-based Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has been detained, upon arrival, at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salam, Tanzania earlier today. Immigration authorities have declined to state the basis of his arrest.

Dr. Wakabi had been invited to Tanzania to participate in the annual…

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: Nigerian Military Begins Monitoring of Nigerians Social Media Activities

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The Nigerian Army says that it is monitoring the activities of Nigerians on the social media for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information.

According to the information released by Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche to Channels Television, the became necessary in the light of troubling activities and misinformation capable of jeopardizing the unity of the country.

His comments come less…