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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.