Experts Meet on Freedom of Expression Index Methodology Development for West Africa


The Accra-based Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is designing a West Africa Freedom of Expression Index through which it will conduct an annual ranking of the state of Freedom of Expression in each country in West Africa.

The ranking will be based on the MFWA’s assessment of each country’s human rights, press freedom and freedom of expression records.

Professor Kwame Karikari, Executive Director Media Foundation for West Africa

As a first step in the process, MFWA is convening a two-day experts meeting in Accra to discuss and develop a methodology for the Index. The meeting will take place on March 26 and 27, 2013 in Accra, Ghana and will involve freedom of expression experts from the region and the United States.

The Media Foundation for West Africa is a regional independent, non-profit, non- governmental organisation that works to defend and promote the rights and freedom of the media and of expression.