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DECEMBER 14, 2007
Posted January 14, 2008

Nadjikimo Bénoudjita, Notre Temps

IMPRISONED, LEGAL

Armed policemen on board four pick-up vehicles arrested Bénoudjita, the director of the private weekly Notre Temps, at his home office in the capital, N'Djamena, shortly after 5 a.m., according to local journalists and news reports.

DECEMBER 14, 2007  
Posted January 10, 2008

Nadjikimo Bénoudjita

Notre Temps

IMPRISONED, LEGAL 


Armed policemen on board four pick-up vehicles arrested Bénoudjita, the director of the private weekly Notre Temps, at his home office in the capital, N'Djamena, shortly after 5 a.m., according to local journalists and news reports.

New York, May 30, 2007--Blanket censorship imposed last November on private newspapers and radio stations was lifted this week after a six-month state of emergency, imposed in response to deadly unrest in eastern Chad, expired on Saturday, according to officials and local journalists.

Three of the leading private newspapers in the capital N'Djamena, including weeklies Notre Temps, Le Temps and L'Observateur, have appeared this week without prior review by government censors, local journalists told CPJ. In the remote southern town of Moissala, private Radio Brakos resumed broadcasting its daily news program on Tuesday after a hiatus of more than five months, Director Tchanguis Vatankah told CPJ. The station had voluntarily suspended news programs to protest pre-broadcast restrictions on coverage of the conflict in eastern Chad, he said.
New York, March 16, 2007— A court in the capital N’Djamena sentenced on Tuesday a journalist to a six-month suspended prison term and damages on criminal defamation charges over a May 2006 story alleging corruption by a Catholic priest, according to press freedom group Journaliste en Danger (JED) and news reports.

Director Adji Moussa of the satirical bi-monthly Le Mirroir was sentenced to a six-month suspended prison term, a fine of 25,000 CFA francs (US$50) and 500,000 CFA francs (US$1,000) in damages, defense lawyer Sobdibé Zoua told CPJ. Moussa is free pending an appeal, he said.
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