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Do we need clear limitations to freedom of expression and information?

In January 2015 Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine, was the focus of the world. Its offices were attacked by Islamic gunmen resulting in a massacre. It is widely believed that the attack was motivated by the magazines publication of cartoons containing satirical depictions of the Prophet Mahommed. As... Read more

A senior police officer assaults journalists on duty - HRNJ-Uganda Statement

Kampala, 12th/ January/2015; a senior police officer, Joram Mwesigye the Division Police Commander (DPC) for Old Kampala police station has on the 12th January 2015, assaulted two journalists, Lwanga Andrew of Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television and Joseph Ssettimba working with the government owned Bukedde Television. Lwanga sustained injuries on... Read more

Statement by AFIC on the terrorist attacks in Paris

The vicious attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were brutally murdered and 11 people were left wounded, has reminded the world that freedom of expression and freedom of information can never be taken for granted, but that they are principles we need... Read more

World Bank Signs US$650,000 Grant to AFIC to Strengthen Accountability, Enhance Public Oversight

World Bank Signs US$650,000 Grant to AFIC to Strengthen Accountability, Enhance Public Oversight

KAMPALA, December 10, 2014 – The World Bank Country Manager for Uganda, Mr. Moustapha Ndiaye and the Civil Society Organization Coordinator & Head of Secretariat Africa Freedom of Information Centre, Mr. Gilbert Sendugwa, today signed a Global Partnership Social Accountability (GPSA) Grant of $650,000 to enhance transparency and accountability of... Read more

AFIC Welcomes UN Human Rights Council Recommendation to Angola to Amend and Implement Freedom of Information Law

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) welcomes United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) draft recommendations No. 134. (40, 47, 56, 64 and 126) on the urgent need for the Government of Angola to amend and strengthen the country's freedom of information law as well as promote citizens... Read more


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Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.

On 22-23 September 2006, representatives of 30 civil society organisations from 16 countries in Africa met in Lagos to discuss ways to promote the right of access to information held by public authorities and, in particular, to share experiences regarding strategies for advancing the adoption of laws that fully protect this right. Read More...


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