Africa / 2006

Journalist beaten unconscious by police

December 29, 2006 12:00 PM ET

NOVEMBER 27, 2006 Posted: December 29, 2006 Christopher Andu Ezieh, The Heron ATTACKED Police in the southwestern town of Buea dragged Ezieh, publisher of the private English-language weekly, from his home and subjected him to a brutal beating. Local journalists linked the attack to his newspaper's critical coverage of the...

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Minister threatens four journalists

December 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

NOVEMBER 21, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Maka Gbossokotto, Le Citoyen Jacob Guilio Kamandoko, Le Centrafriqu’Un, Mathurin Constant Nestor Momet, Le Confident Michel Alkhaly Ngady, Les Temps Nouveaux...

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Sudanese journalists convicted for column on government perks

December 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 27, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the criminal convictions on Tuesday of two Sudanese journalists in connection with a column critical of government perks. A criminal court in the capital, Khartoum, ordered Zuhayr al-Sarraj, former columnist for the private daily Al-Sahafa, to pay...

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Sudanese journalists convicted for column on government perks

December 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 27, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the criminal convictions on Tuesday of two Sudanese journalists in connection with a column critical of government perks. A criminal court in the capital, Khartoum, ordered Zuhayr al-Sarraj, former columnist for the private daily Al-Sahafa, to pay...

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In Nigeria, a veteran award-winning journalist is murdered

December 26, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 26, 2006-The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the December 22 killing of veteran Nigerian journalist Godwin Agbroko in the commercial city of Lagos. Agbroko, editorial board chairman of the private daily ThisDay, was found shot to death in his car, according to local and international media reports....

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Journalist released after two days

December 19, 2006 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE  December 19, 2006 Original Alert: December 18, 2006 Mohamed Amin Adan Abdulle, Global Broadcasting Corporation IMPRISONED...

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CPJ condemns rising attacks on the press and its leaders

December 18, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 18, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by an upsurge in arrests and the harassment of journalists by rival groups battling for control of Somalia. Both the Islamists who hold Mogadishu and the U.N.-backed transitional government based in Baidoa, northwest of the capital, have cracked down...

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In Burundi, three radio journalists return to prison after one-day trial

December 14, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 14, 2006—Three private radio journalists returned to prison today after their one-day trial in the capital, Bujumbura, according to local journalists. The three have been jailed for more than two weeks while a fourth journalist went into hiding after receiving a judicial summons. Since September, the government...

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South African weekly journalists detained over critical report

December 8, 2006 12:00 PM ET

December 8, 2006 Dominic Mahlangu, Sunday Times Carlos Litulo, freelance HARASSED Police in the southeastern village of Xicumbane detained investigative reporter Mahlangu and freelance photographer Litulo for 14 hours without charge and confiscated their notebooks, cell phones, and a camera, according to CPJ interviews and news reports. A police official...

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Journalist detained for three days

December 8, 2006 12:00 AM ET

November 24, 2006 Posted December 8, 2006 Abdulahi Yasin Jama, Radio Warsan and Somali Broadcasting Corporation IMPRISONED Jama, a reporter for the private, Baidoa-based Radio Warsan and the private, Bossasso-based Somali Broadcasting Corporation, was arrested by authorities of the transitional federal government after being summoned to the presidential palace in...

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