Program Coordinator: Julia Crawford    Research Associate: Alexis Arieff

Cases of Attacks on the Press in Africa in 2004
     Cases of Attacks on the Press in Africa in 2003


Country Summaries

from CPJ's annual report, Attacks on the Press 2003.


Breaking News

Special Reports
Version française
Overview: Africa
Angola
Botswana
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Liberia
Malawi
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Swaziland
Togo
Uganda
Zimbabwe


Country Summaries
2002
Country Summaries
2001
Country Summaries
2000
ETHIOPIA: Journalist jailed in defamation case
POSTED December 28, 2004

THE GAMBIA: CPJ concerned by repressive media legislation
POSTED December 21, 2004

THE GAMBIA: Veteran journalist shot dead
POSTED December 17, 2004

CAMEROON: CPJ protests continuing imprisonment of journalist
POSTED December 7, 2004

ZIMBABWE: CPJ outraged by restrictive new media law
POSTED December 2, 2004

TANZANIA: Court ruling keeps Zanzibar independent paper closed
POSTED November 30, 2004

RWANDA: Editor acquitted of "divisionism," convicted of defamation
POSTED November 23, 2004

RWANDA: Independent newspaper editor tried on criminal charges
POSTED November 16, 2004

IVORY COAST: Journalist killed covering violent clashes
POSTED November 12, 2004

BURKINA FASO: CPJ troubled by editor's detention
POSTED November 8, 2004

IVORY COAST: CPJ outraged by newspaper attacks, bans
POSTED November 5, 2004

GAMBIA: Cabinet decides to revoke controversial media law
POSTED October 20, 2004

IVORY COAST: French peacekeepers rescue missing journalist from rebel zone
POSTED October 15, 2004

SIERRA LEONE: CPJ condemns editor's prison sentence
POSTED October 4, 2004

IVORY COAST: Journalist missing in rebel zone for more than a month
POSTED October 4, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Independent journalists detained and charged
POSTED September 23, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Daily News directors cleared of publishing illegally
POSTED September 21, 2004

ERITREA: CPJ makes joint call for release of jailed journalists
POSTED September 17, 2004

NIGERIA: Editor arrested and detained
POSTED September 15, 2004

ERITREA: Government expels last foreign correspondent
POSTED September 10, 2004

NIGERIA: CPJ outraged by "alarming" government attack on magazine
POSTED September 8, 2004

ETHIOPIA: Imprisoned journalist released
POSTED September 7, 2004

SOMALILAND: Editor arrested and detained
POSTED September 2, 2004

BENIN: For first time since '96, journalists imprisoned for their work
POSTED August 19, 2004

THE GAMBIA: CPJ seeks investigations into unsolved arson attacks
POSTED August 18, 2004

ETHIOPIA: On the verge of release, editor convicted anew
POSTED August 12, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Radio Hosanna employees released, station still shuttered
POSTED August 9, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Imprisoned journalist receives suspended sentence
POSTED August 9, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:
CPJ protests imprisonment, threats

Version française
POSTED August 6, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Radio station shuttered; journalists arrested
POSTED August 6, 2004

IVORY COAST: Journalist granted provisional release, now fears for his safety
POSTED August 3, 2004

SENEGAL: Journalist freed from prison, criminal charges remain
POSTED July 27, 2004

ETHIOPIA: CPJ concerned by new draft of press law
POSTED July 23, 2004

CAMEROON: BBC journalists released
POSTED July 19, 2004

CAMEROON: Two BBC journalists under house arrest
POSTED July 14, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: CPJ condemns imprisonment of journalist
POSTED July 12, 2004

SENEGAL: CPJ calls for release of arrested editor
POSTED July 12, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: CPJ protests imprisonment of journalist
POSTED June 25, 2004

ZIMBABWE: CPJ condemns closure of private newspaper
POSTED June 15, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: As crisis mounts, CPJ urges government to respect press freedom
POSTED June 14, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Government announces suspension of private newspaper
POSTED June 10, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Bukavu radio stations resume broadcasting despite threats
POSTED June 10, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Two more journalists imprisoned
POSTED June 7, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Rebels target media in eastern section of country
POSTED June 4, 2004

CANADA/MOZAMBIQUE: Cardoso killer arrested in Canada after escape from prison
POSTED June 3, 2004

IVORY COAST: Key witness charged in case of missing journalist
POSTED June 2, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Journalist jailed for a week without charge
POSTED May 27, 2004

MALAWI: Police close radio station, detain journalists
POSTED May 25, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Journalists re-arrested
POSTED May 21, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Two journalists arrested
POSTED May 20, 2004

SOMALIA: CPJ concerned about jailed journalist
POSTED May 19, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Journalist released from prison
POSTED May 17, 2004

GUINEA: Authorities censor French weekly
POSTED May 5, 2004

BENIN: Jailed journalist granted provisional release
POSTED May 3, 2004

SOMALIA: Two journalists detained
POSTED April 26, 2004

IVORY COAST: French-Canadian journalist missing
POSTED April 21, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Two journalists granted provisional release
POSTED April 19, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Two more journalists detained
POSTED April 16, 2004

THE GAMBIA: CPJ condemns arson attack on newspaper
POSTED April 13, 2004

IVORY COAST: Journalist imprisoned
POSTED April 8, 2004

ETHIOPIA: Newspaper editor jailed
POSTED April 6, 2004

IVORY COAST: CPJ disturbed by recent attacks against journalists
Version française
POSTED March 30, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Journalist freed from jail
POSTED March 29, 2004

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: CPJ concerned about jailed journalist and attacks on media
POSTED March 23, 2004

BENIN: CPJ condemns journalist's imprisonment
POSTED March 22, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Journalist sentenced to six months in jail
POSTED March 12, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: CPJ condemns journalist's continued imprisonment
POSTED March 11, 2004

SOMALIA: Journalist harassed over radio report
POSTED March 2, 2004

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Journalist imprisoned
POSTED February 26, 2004

ETHIOPIA: CPJ concerned about government intervention in journalists' association

POSTED February 19, 2004

CHAD: CPJ protests attack on journalist
POSTED February 17, 2004

UGANDA: Court strikes down repressive legislation
Threats to press freedom remain
POSTED February 12, 2004

KENYA: CPJ concerned about paralyzed journalist
POSTED February 11, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Daily News stops publishing
POSTED February 6, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Supreme Court upholds media legislation
POSTED February 5, 2004

LIBERIA: CPJ troubled by criminal charges against journalists
POSTED February 4, 2004

IVORY COAST: Military court sentences French journalist's killer to 17 years in prison
POSTED January 23, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Daily News reopens
POSTED January 22, 2004

ZIMBABWE: Fourth journalist arrested and charge POSTED January 14, 2004

NIGER: Fourth journalist arrested and charged
POSTED January 6, 2004

See news from Africa in 2003.
Version française


Version française

Version française