Letters   |   Kenya

CPJ urges Kibaki to reject media bill

Dear Mr. President: We urge you to reject the recently passed Kenya Communications Amendment Bill, which includes provisions that would severely harm press freedom. Legislators approved the measure on December 10, ignoring concerns raised by journalists, media company owners, and even fellow lawmakers.

December 22, 2008 11:15 AM ET


Alerts   |   Somalia

Broadcaster silenced in Islamist-held city

New York, December 19, 2008--The only radio station in an Islamist-controlled town in southern Somalia was shuttered by militants in a raid last week, according to the station's director.

December 19, 2008 5:09 PM ET


Case   |   Tanzania

TANZANIA: Government bans private weekly


OCTOBER 13, 2008

The Ministry of Information, Sports, and Culture banned the private weekly MwanaHalisi for three months starting October 13, for “inciting public hatred against the president.”
December 18, 2008 5:39 PM ET

Alerts   |   Zimbabwe

Photojournalist missing in Zimbabwe

New York, December 17, 2008--A journalist who disappeared in Zimbabwe on Saturday may be in police custody, journalists in Harare told CPJ.

December 17, 2008 4:53 PM ET


Alerts   |   Gabon

Reporter alleges beating by presidential guards

New York, December 10, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by reports that a journalist who was summoned to the Gabonese presidential office ended up in intensive care from a severe beating on December 5. The office called in journalist Habib Papy Boubendji for questioning over a November 27 column that raised pointed questions about the role of President Omar Bongo's daughter, a presidential aide, in an alleged corruption scandal, the journalist told CPJ today.

December 10, 2008 5:03 PM ET


Alerts   |   Mozambique

Cardoso's killer escapes again

New York, December 8, 2008--The convicted murderer of Mozambique's foremost investigative journalist, Carlos Cardoso, escaped from his high-security cell in on Sunday morning, local journalists told CPJ. This is the third time the assassin Anibal dos Santos Jr., commonly referred to as Anibalzinho, has escaped prison in Mozambique's capital, Maputo

December 8, 2008 4:58 PM ET


Alerts   |   Somalia

Four journalists kidnapped in Puntland

New York, November 26, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the safety of four journalists who were reported kidnapped today in the port city of Bossasso in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

November 26, 2008 3:20 PM ET


Alerts   |   Afghanistan, CPJ, Cuba, Iraq, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Spotlighting imprisonments, CPJ honors six press leaders

New York, November 26, 2008 --The Committee to Protect Journalists honored five journalists with its 2008 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted journalists imprisoned worldwide. A Zimbabwean media lawyer who has successfully defended numerous journalists facing prison was honored for her lifetime achievements.

Alerts   |   Democratic Republic of the Congo

CPJ mourns death of Congolese reporter

New York, November 24, 2008--Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo should thoroughly and transparently investigate the killing of a radio reporter on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

November 24, 2008 5:08 PM ET


Case   |   Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: Ruling party militants assault five cameramen

NOVEMBER 24, 2008

Mutombo Kayeba, Africa TV

Jean-Claude Bode, Tropicana TV

Jose Ngalamulume, Global TV

Olivier Mongilu, Congoweb TV

Yves Songila, Horizon 33 TV



November 24, 2008 9:45 AM ET


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