Africa / 2012

Togo must investigate, discipline security officers

May 14, 2012 3:20 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2012- Togolese authorities should ensure that security forces allow journalists to do their jobs and that officers involved in acts of abuse are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists stated in a letter to Togo's security minister.

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Journalist detained by Mali state security over document

May 14, 2012 12:24 PM ET

On May 12, 2012, intelligence agents in the capital Bamako summoned editor Biram Fall of the private biweekly Le Prétoire for interrogation, according to local news reports and Agence France-Presse....

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In DRC, journalists detained without charge for two days

May 11, 2012 4:12 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2012--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo must immediately release two journalists who have been detained without charge since Wednesday over their story criticizing a government official, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist in western Kenya faces death threats

May 10, 2012 12:11 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2012--Kenyan authorities must immediately investigate recent death threats against a Kenyan journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Local businessman Armstrong Pino allegedly threatened Joel Eshikumo, a reporter for the Weekly Citizen and a political columnist for the weekly Western Times, in public on...

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In Ethiopia, new printing directive equals pre-censorship

May 9, 2012 5:47 PM ET

New York, May 9, 2012--Ethiopia's main, state-owned printing company has directed newspaper publishers to censor any content that may draw government prosecution under the country's anti-terrorism law or face cancellation of their printing contracts, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Burundian prosecutor requests life sentence for journalist

May 8, 2012 5:47 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2012--State prosecutors requested a life sentence today for Burundian radio reporter Hassan Ruvakuki who was imprisoned after airing a November interview with a purported rebel leader, according to news reports....

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Ethiopian paper fined for coverage of Eskinder Nega trial

May 4, 2012 5:04 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2012--An Ethiopian court has cited the editor of a leading independent newspaper for contempt after his paper published the verbatim courtroom statement made by the imprisoned journalist Eskinder Nega during his trial, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ruling, which...

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Gunmen kill Somali journalist in Puntland

May 3, 2012 4:45 PM ET

New York, May 3, 2012--Two unidentified men shot and killed Somali journalist Farhan Jeemis Abdulle on Wednesday evening as he walked home from work in Galkayo, a town in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, according to news reports. Local journalists told CPJ that Abdulle, a producer and host at the...

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In Togo, police assault journalists, confiscate equipment

April 30, 2012 4:06 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2012--Togolese police attacked and confiscated the equipment of two journalists filming an anti-government march in the capital, Lomé, on Friday. Civil society activists and human rights advocates had gathered for the demonstration on the occasion of Togo's 52nd Independence Day, local journalists said....

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CPJ condemns attacks on newspaper offices in Nigeria

April 26, 2012 6:20 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns bombings today targeting two of the offices of ThisDay newspaper in Nigeria. At least nine people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in the attacks, for which the Islamist militant sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility, according to...

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