Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) says it has developed a press freedom tracker; a database of press freedom violations in Africa, covering a period of over 30 years.
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr Iliya Kure, said in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday that the Africa Press Freedom Tracker would provide information on arrests and attacks on journalists.
Kure said that the platform would also provide information on harassments, imprisonments and deaths of journalists, while performing their duties.
According to him, the tracker will serve as a source of useful information to press freedom advocates and researchers, among others.
“The platform will provide specific names of affected journalists, nature of incidences, dates of incidents as well as the culprits.
“It will display case-by-case information on press freedom violations in Africa, using specific indicators to reveal incidents.
“Visitors can use filters to find specific information on attacks, harassments, imprisonment and deaths of journalists,” he said.
He said that the platform would be inaugurated via Zoom on Sept. 29, in a ceremony that would be attended by media development organisations, journalists, civil rights activists, civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other press freedom stakeholders.