As Senegal’s media landscape deteriorates, Walf TV faces the threat of a permanent withdrawal of its licence.
The crackdown on the opposition, media, and civil society intensifies ahead of Senegal’s polling day.
The Media Foundation for West Africa calls on Senegalese authorities to investigate and prosecute the people sending threatening messages to radio station editor Babacar Fall.
A new toolkit compiled by MFWA, IPI and Senegalese digital rights group Jonction provides a comprehensive overview of the domestic, regional, and international legal frameworks on press freedom.
The recent arrest of journalist and activist, Aliou Sané, highlights the escalating repression of dissenting voices in Senegal.
Senegal’s otherwise glowing image is being undermined as authorities manipulate laws on publication of false news and defamation to arbitrarily detain and prosecute journalists.
Conditions of Pape Ndiaye and Serigne Saliou Gueye’s provisional release, requires them to report to the prosecutor’s office once a month and prevents them from leaving the country.
Deadly riots erupt soon after Senegalese court hands down verdict against opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.
Senegalese reporter Pape Ndiaye is charged with “spreading false news”, just a few months after the controversial arrest of journalist Pape Alé Niang.
Camera operator Fatou Dione was badly injured by police while covering protests that rocked Senegal’s capital Dakar in late 2022. Even though the attack has traumatised her, she vows to continue with her journalism.
Citing Senegal’s worthy press freedom record, veteran journalists and established media freedom advocacy organisations from across Africa petition the government to unconditionally release local journalist Pape Alé Niang.
The Media Foundation for West Africa have reached out to several UN bodies, the African Union and ECOWAS leaders to push for the release of Senegalese journalist Pape Alé Niang.
Reporters Without Borders plans to step up its advocacy work in Senegal so that the country goes back to playing its role as a regional model for a free media.
The arrest, detention and subsequent indictment of Senegalese journalist Pape Alé Niang is strongly condemned by Media Foundation for West Africa and other media organisations.