Survey of press legislation of Africa

    | April 28, 2008

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    Do you know the media rights (and restrictions) provided under law in your country? Do you know how press freedom in your country compares to other African countries? A team of African scholars working through the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, undertook a study of press legislation in ten multi-party democratic countries.

    The study includes an overview of existing media legislation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, as well as a comparative analysis. It also aims to verofy legislation in these countries against regional and international standards and best-practices in the area of media law conducive to freedom of expression. To view the full study online, visit: