Radio journalist beaten, detained

JUNE 23, 2006
Posted: July 10, 2006

Augusto Queba Barbosa, Bombolom FM


Police arrested Barbosa, a reporter for the private radio station Bombolom FM in the southwestern town of Bolama, after he broadcast a report accusing a local police officer of violence against a woman, according to the pan-African news agency Panapress and a local source.

Panapress reported that Barbosa was accused of broadcasting “false news.” He was beaten in custody and detained for 24 hours before being released without charge, the local source told CPJ.