Dear Governor Kahongya: We are concerned about the safety of journalist Tuver Wundi Muhindo following an armed attack on his home in the North Kivu capital of Goma on April 12. The incident followed the 2007 murder of Goma photojournalist Patrick Kikuku Wilingula, which is still unsolved. We call on you to use your influence to ensure authorities conduct a thorough and transparent investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.
On Thursday, the U.S.-based National
Association of Black Journalists announced the winner of its 2009 Percy
Qoboza Foreign Journalists Award: Zimbabwean
journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere. Half a world away, however,
Manyere, left, lingered in a hospital in the capital,
CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations
have led to aggressive government repression.
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) leads a group of six senators to call for the immediate release of the former state Daily Observer newspaper, "Chief" Ebrima Manneh today. Colleagues at the newspaper say they witnessed two plainclothes Gambian National Intelligence Agency officers whisk Manneh, right, away in July 2006. He has not been seen since despite repeated calls to the government to disclose his whereabouts.
Bruno Jacquet Ossébi, a Franco-Congolese journalist known for outspoken coverage of government corruption in the
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