Africa / 2011

CPJ condemns break-in at Nairobi Law Monthly

September 9, 2011 9:05 AM ET

New York, September 9, 2011--Thieves broke into the offices of the Nairobi Law Monthly early this morning, stealing computers containing critical information for the magazine's October issue, Editor Dennis Ben Musota told CPJ. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation....

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Cameroon journalist detained, asked to reveal sources

September 9, 2011 9:00 AM ET

New York, September 9, 2011--Authorities in Cameroon have detained a journalist since Monday, pressing him to reveal the sources for a story detailing alleged corruption by a tax official, local journalists and news reports said....

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In Ethiopia, terrorism charges against five journalists

September 7, 2011 3:28 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2011--Ethiopia filed terrorism charges on Tuesday against four independent journalists detained in the country since June and July, along with the editor of a U.S.-based news forum critical of the Addis Ababa government, according to local sources and news reports....

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In pre-election violence, arsonists target DRC TV station

September 6, 2011 6:21 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2011--Unidentified armed men today torched the studios of a private television station that aired programs favorable to Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, local journalists and news reports said. At around 2 a.m., a dozen men threw tear gas into the studios of...

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Journalists attacked while covering protest in Angola

September 6, 2011 3:18 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2011--Angolan security forces attacked journalists covering an anti-government protest on Saturday in the capital, Luanda, news reports said. At least two dozen people were arrested and several others injured as police blamed the violence on protesters....

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AU must act after journalist is killed in Somalia

September 5, 2011 10:13 AM ET

New York, September 5, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the African Union to ensure the safety of civilians operating in Somalia after witnesses reported that AU forces fired on a Malaysian humanitarian convoy in Mogadishu on Friday, killing one journalist and injuring another. Calling the shootings "deeply...

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CPJ concerned about detained Ethiopian journalists

September 1, 2011 4:24 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Ethiopia responsible for the well-being of two journalists detained without charge or legal access since June under the country's far-reaching anti-terrorism law....

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In South Africa, journalists attacked during ANC protest

August 31, 2011 6:05 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by anti-press violence by supporters of Julius Malema, youth leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress, and is relieved that the party leader has urged restraint....

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Grenade attack damages Puntland radio station

August 29, 2011 4:35 PM ET

New York, August 29, 2011--Authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland should conduct a thorough investigation into a grenade attack against a private radio station that left a security guard injured and the station damaged, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. "This is the second attack on Radio Daljir,"...

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DRC politician taped threatening journalist

August 25, 2011 3:49 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate allegations of threats made earlier this month by a member of parliament against a journalist. The politician's threats were caught on an audio recording of the phone call, which was...

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