Promoting independent & pluralistic media

In 1991, African journalists issued an historic call for press freedom.

30 years later, media professionals and others weigh in on the state of Africa’s press. Read their thoughts below, and join the conversation at

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The Windhoek Declaration

Articles, videos and podcasts:

Safety and security in volatile countries: Surviving to tell the story of South Sudan 

Safety and security in volatile countries: Surviving to tell the story of South Sudan 

North Africa: Regulating social media in a contested online civic space 

North Africa: Regulating social media in a contested online civic space 

Letter to the Editor from an African Queer

Letter to the Editor from an African Queer

Digital authoritarians attack African online spaces

Digital authoritarians attack African online spaces

Women, culture, war and media: Sticking out in Mogadishu 

Women, culture, war and media: Sticking out in Mogadishu 

Rejecting the ‘politics of respectability’

Rejecting the ‘politics of respectability’

Conversations of Home: Connecting to home, identity and self, through new media platforms 

Conversations of Home: Connecting to home, identity and self, through new media platforms 

Exiled for offending the King 

Exiled for offending the King