The Gambia must release journalist detained in violation of African Court ruling

IFEX members and other African free expression organisations urge the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) to demand the release of Gambian journalist Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, detained in violation of a 2014 ACHPR ruling that condemns imprisonment for defamation.

On World Radio Day, AMARC reaffirms the vital role of community radio

On February 13, the world gets together to celebrate the fifth edition of World Radio Day (WRD). On this occasion, the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) reaffirms the vital role of community radio. In times of emergency and disaster, radio has demonstrated to be a fast an effective tool to reach a vast number of people. Access to information and communication becomes even more critical in times of crisis. Community radios, because they are deeply rooted and engaged in their communities, play an important role in reassuring the population, guiding them towards available resources and creating a dialogue. These radios are agents of change; they are accessible, open, empowering and diverse.