Resource centre: Media laws, cases and analyses

The legal environment and free expression
Laws can help citizens exercise their right to free expression – for example, national constitutions guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information.

Database of legislation and case law affecting free expression in Africa
Legislation refers to laws (called Acts or Statutes) enacted by parliament, while case law is law based on the reported decisions of judges in cases that come before them. In their decisions, judges give the relevant facts of the case and the legal reasoning they applied to reach their decision.




The three Applicants were jointly charged before the Subordinate Court at Lusaka with one count of publication of false information with intent to cause fear and alarm to the public, contrary to ...








The plaintiff issued a writ of summons in which the substantive claim was stated to be for general damages against the defendants for libel contained in articles entitled “Sata’s gay love ...