Africa / 2012

In Cameroon, journalists given suspended prison terms

December 6, 2012 5:35 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Monday's criminal convictions of three Cameroonian journalists who tried to investigate a purported government memo that suggested corruption in the management of a state oil company. One of the defendants said he was tortured in custody, while a fourth journalist...

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South Sudan should investigate columnist's murder

December 5, 2012 5:04 PM ET

Nairobi, December 5, 2012--Authorities in South Sudan should thoroughly investigate the murder of an online journalist, identify the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Al-Jazeera journalists detained in Mali for two days

December 5, 2012 4:52 PM ET

New York, December 5, 2012--Malian authorities should immediately return the passports and equipment seized from two international Al-Jazeera journalists who were detained for more than two days over the weekend for attempting to cross into militant-controlled territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio station ransacked, equipment seized in DRC

December 4, 2012 2:51 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2012--All sides of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo should halt attacks on journalists and media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a radio station was attacked and taken off the air....

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DRC suspends UN-backed broadcaster Radio Okapi

December 3, 2012 2:43 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2012--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should lift the suspension imposed on Saturday on the United Nations-sponsored broadcaster Radio Okapi in the capital, Kinshasa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist attacked, another briefly detained in Congo

December 3, 2012 12:50 PM ET

Security agents assaulted Sylvie Ndinga, video journalist for the private broadcaster MNTV, and detained Yvon Le Pape, a reporter for the same station, in Brazzaville, the capital, on September 17, 2012, according to local journalists and news reports....

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In DRC, journalists report being threatened in Bukavu

November 27, 2012 4:18 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2012--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate threats against at least four journalists in the eastern city of Bukavu and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Security agents assault journalists in Chad

November 27, 2012 10:34 AM ET

Armed agents from the National Security Agency in N'Djamena, the capital, beat two reporters on November 16, 2012, and detained them in handcuffs on the premises of a private hospital, according to local journalists....

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In Somalia, BBC journalist held without charge

November 26, 2012 5:00 PM ET

Nairobi, November 26, 2012--Somali authorities must immediately release Ibrahim Mohamed Adan, a correspondent for the Somali service of the BBC, who has been held for nearly a week in Mogadishu without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Gambian journalist threatened after writing on executions

November 16, 2012 4:59 PM ET

Lagos, Nigeria, November 16, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it holds authorities in the Gambia responsible for the safety of a journalist who has received death threats following critical coverage of the government.Abubacarr Saidykhan, a freelancer who contributes to several news websites, told CPJ that four unknown...

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