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Africa Program Coordinator:
Angela Quintal

Senior Africa Researcher:
Jonathan Rozen

Sub-Saharan Africa Representative:
Muthoki Mumo

Tel: 212-465-1004
Fax: 212-465-9568

Knight Foundation Press Freedom Center
P.O. Box 2675
New York, NY 10108 USA

  

Cameroonian police arrest businessman investigated by murdered journalist Martinez Zogo

Dakar, February 6, 2023 — In response to news reports that Cameroonian police on Monday arrested Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga and two of his associates in connection to the investigation into the murder of journalist Martinez Zogo, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement reiterating demands for a transparent investigation: “It is a welcoming…

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CPJ calls for transparency, public accountability in Cameroon’s investigation into Martinez Zogo’s death

Dakar, February 2, 2023–In response to multiple news reports that police arrested several people, including prominent members of Cameroon’s security forces, in connection to their investigation into the murder of the Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Cameroonian authorities must ensure transparency in the investigation into the brutal…

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Guinea-Bissau presidential security officer attacks radio commentator Marcelino Intupe

On November 29, 2022, a group of men including the head of security for Guinea-Bissau’s president abducted Marcelino Intupe from his home and assaulted him, according to media reports and Intupe, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app.  Earlier that day, during his weekly commentary slot on the current affairs radio show Alô Guiné (Hello…

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CPJ joins demand for investigation into death of Rwandan journalist John Williams Ntwali

CPJ on Tuesday joined about 100 other human rights and press freedom organizations in a joint statement calling on the Rwandan government to ensure an “independent, impartial, and effective investigation” into the death of journalist John Williams Ntwali. Authorities said that Ntwali died on January 18 in a road accident in Kigali. However, the organizations…

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Nigerian journalist Saviour Imukudo receives death threats over construction project reporting

On January 5, 2023, Saviour Imukudo, a regional reporter with the privately owned news website Premium Times, received death threats over the phone from the supervisor of an allegedly poorly executed government-commissioned construction project in Nigeria’s southern Akwa Ibom State, according to Imukudo, who spoke with CPJ by phone, and a report he wrote for…

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CPJ calls for credible investigation into death of Rwandan journalist John Williams Ntwali

Nairobi, January 26, 2023—Rwandan authorities must provide a credible account of the circumstances surrounding the death of journalist John Williams Ntwali, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Police said that Ntwali was killed in the early morning of January 18 in Kigali, the capital, after a car hit a motorcycle taxi he was riding,…

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Nigerian journalist Agba Jalingo charged with cybercrime over report on governor’s relative

Abuja, January 26, 2023 – Authorities in Nigeria should swiftly drop the cybercrime charges against journalist Agba Jalingo, cease harassing him for his work, and reform the country’s laws to ensure journalism is not criminalized, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On December 8, 2022, authorities in the southern Nigerian state of Cross River…

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Deadly year for journalists as killings rose sharply in 2022

By Jennifer Dunham/CPJ Deputy Editorial Director Published January 24, 2023 Key Takeaways | Methodology | 2022 Killed Data | Interactive Map | Video The year 2022 was deadly for members of the press. At least 67 journalists and media workers were killed during the year–the highest number since 2018 and an almost 50% increase from…

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Police bar Zimbabwean journalists from covering opposition activists at court

Lusaka, January 23, 2023—Zimbabwean authorities should immediately investigate the recent barring of journalists from covering a court appearance of an opposition politician and ensure that members of the press are not blocked from doing their jobs, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Around noon on January 16, in Budiriro, southwest of the capital city…

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo found dead following abduction

New York, January 23, 2023 – In response to news reports that Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo was found dead on Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for those responsible to be brought to justice: “Cameroonian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the shocking abduction and killing of…

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