Africa

2013

  

Senegalese journalist handed suspended prison sentence

On December 18, 2012, a judge convicted editor El Malick Seck of weekly news magazine L’Exclusif of criminal defamation over a column critical of Sidy Lamine Niasse, the chief executive of private media group Walf, according to news reports.

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Musa Muhammad Awwal, left, and Aliyu Saleh were held illegally for more than one week. (Al-Mizan)

Nigerian journalists freed, but equipment still held

New York, January 2, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) to return laptops and cell phones confiscated from two journalists who were illegally detained for more than a week without charge.

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2013