In its assessment of Sierra Leone’s media freedom landscape, the Media Foundation for West Africa zones in on the legal framework – in particular the passing of the contentious Cyber Security and Crimes Act and the continued absence of a data protection law.
Privately owned Star radio and Star TV are temporarily taken off air by Sierra Leone’s broadcasting regulator for what majority shareholder believes are political reasons.
The disturbing range of violations in Sierra Leone propels media stakeholders and government into drawing up the Comprehensive Framework on the Protection of Journalists.
13 Fellows from Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been selected for the 2022 Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship programme.
The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists engages the Clerk of Parliament over the assault on journalist Abdulai Gbla by a member of parliament.
Journalist Sorie Saio Sesay could face cybercrime charges for sharing a comment in a WhatsApp group alleging police were responsible for the death of a motorbike rider.
Journalist Alusine Antha is assaulted by several Sierra Leonian protestors whilst covering a volatile meeting over a land dispute.
Departing from the frosty relationship of the past, media stakeholders in Sierra Leone engage with security agencies to foster ties that ensure the safety of journalists.
Crucial UN Universal Periodic Review of Namibia and Sierra Leone puts spotlight on both countries’ digital and human rights records.
The journalist has been charged for sharing what has been termed “insulting” and “scurrilous” information about Sierra Leone’s assistant inspector-general of police on social media platforms.
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has signed the amended Public Order Act 1965, which effectively repeals the 55-year-old seditious libel section that criminalised free speech.
The MFWA embarks on a programme to enhance the digital literacy of women and training around advocacy for women’s online rights in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone’s Parliament has repealed an outdated and repressive 1965 law that criminalised libel and sedition.
Outdated legislation, illegal detention and charges of sedition and defamation are being used to torment publisher and activist, Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.