Alerts   |   Madagascar

CPJ seeks probe in killing of reporter in Madagascar protest

New York, February 9, 2009--Authorities in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar must bring to justice members of the presidential guard responsible for the killing on Saturday of a journalist covering an antigovernment demonstration in the capital, Antananarivo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

February 9, 2009 3:58 PM ET


Alerts   |   Somalia

Radio director stabbed; 2nd journalist attacked in 4 days

New York, February 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday's brutal knife attack on Hassan Bulhan, director of a local radio station in the central town of Abudwaq

February 9, 2009 3:49 PM ET


Alerts   |   Republic of Congo

After mysterious fire, online columnist dead in Congo

Credit: MwindaNew York, February 6, 2009--An online columnist known for criticizing the government and alleging high-level corruption was buried in the Republic of Congo today following his death in a military hospital on Monday, according to local journalists. Bruno Ossébi, left, was badly burned in a late-night fire at his residence on January 21, although he was said to be recovering and his death was unexpected. Authorities have not provided any information on the cause and circumstances of the fire, which coincided with a similar fire at the French home of an exiled political dissident. 
February 6, 2009 5:43 PM ET


Alerts   |   Eritrea

Long held in secret Eritrean jail, Isaac reported in hospital

New York, February 5, 2009--Eritrean authorities must disclose the medical condition and care being provided to jailed journalist Dawit Isaac, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today following unofficial reports saying that he was hospitalized. CPJ points out that the well-being of the long-jailed Isaac, an Eritrean with Swedish citizenship, is the responsibility of the government, which has yet to provide any information as to his whereabouts, health, or medical care.

February 5, 2009 12:52 PM ET


Alerts   |   Somalia

Another murder in Somalia as HornAfrik director is killed

New York, February 4, 2009--The director of HornAfrik, one of Somalia's leading radio and television stations, was killed by three masked gunmen in the Bakara Market area of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, local journalists told CPJ. The assailants shot Said Tahlil repeatedly as he and six other senior journalists were walking to a meeting with members of the militant Al-Shabaab group. 

February 4, 2009 4:24 PM ET


Alerts   |   Liberia

Liberian journalist could be forced to reveal source

New York, February 3, 2009--A Liberian journalist who testified against ex-President Charles Taylor should not be forced to reveal a confidential source, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 3, 2009 11:07 AM ET

Alerts   |   Kenya

Journalist found decapitated in western Kenya

New York, January 30, 2009--Reporter Francis Nyaruri was found decapitated and with his hands bound on Thursday in a forest in western Kenya. Nyaruri, who wrote for the private Weekly Citizen under the pen name Mong'are Mokua, had been missing since January 15, according to local journalists and relatives.

January 30, 2009 4:13 PM ET


Statements   |   Kenya

CPJ appalled by murder of Kenyan journalist

We issued the following statement in response to the killing of reporter Francis Kainda Nyaruri of the private Weekly Citizen, whose decapitated body was found Thursday in a forest in western Kenya.

January 30, 2009 12:35 PM ET


Alerts   |   Niger

In Niger, editor jailed over corruption story

New York, January 27, 2009--The editor of an independent newspaper in the West African nation of Niger was jailed Monday in connection with an investigative story alleging corruption in the finance ministry, according to local journalists. 

January 27, 2009 4:26 PM ET


Alerts   |   Madagascar

Anti-government protests burn two TV stations

The state broadcaster on fire. (Antanarivo mg)New York, January 26, 2008--Angry opposition supporters burned down two pro-government television stations in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar today, a few hours after authorities destroyed the antenna of an opposition radio station, according to news reports and local journalists.

January 26, 2009 5:07 PM ET



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