Angola / Africa

Borralho Ndomba

DW correspondent Borralho Ndomba harassed, briefly detained while covering student protest in Angola

Borralho Ndomba, a correspondent for German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) in Angola, was briefly detained by police on October 8, 2022, while covering a student demonstration in the capital, Luanda, according to reports by DW and U.S. Congress-funded Voice of America, a statement by DW that was reviewed by CPJ, and the journalist, who spoke…

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Angolan opposition journalist’s wife assaulted in apparent retaliation for his reporting

New York, October 4, 2022–Angolan authorities must swiftly investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the assault on Ludmila Pinto, the wife of broadcaster Claudio Pinto, in an apparent warning to the journalist, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday.  At around 6 p.m. on September 20, two unidentified men whose faces were concealed…

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VOA correspondent briefly detained covering attempted election protest in Angola

New York, August 17, 2022  — In response to news reports that Angola police detained Coque Mukuta, a correspondent for U.S. Congress-funded Voice of America, for three hours while he was on assignment in the capital Luanda on Wednesday to cover a protest against electoral irregularities ahead of the scheduled August 24 election, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the…

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Angolan journalists harassed while covering election rallies

New York, July 21, 2022 — Angolan authorities should thoroughly investigate all instances of the harassment of journalists ahead of the country’s August 24 elections, and ensure that members of the press can cover the campaign safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Since July 1, at least three journalists have been harassed or…

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Angolan journalists continue to face criminal insult and defamation proceedings

New York, June 30, 2022 – Angolan authorities should drop criminal defamation and insult investigations into journalists Escrivão José, Óscar Constantino, and Fernando Caetano and ensure that investigative journalism is not criminalized, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. The three journalists each told CPJ that they are facing ongoing legal processes over criminal defamation…

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Daniel Fernandes and Romão De Jesus

Angolan security forces attack journalists covering evictions in Luanda

On April 13, 2022, military and police officers in the Angolan capital of Luanda prevented reporters Daniel Fernandes and Romão De Jesus from reporting on the demolition of homes to make way for a new airport in the city, according to media reports and both journalists, who spoke to CPJ by phone and message app….

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Angolan journalists questioned in criminal defamation complaint over gun trafficking report

Two reporters, José Kalembe and Diamantino Sangueve from the Catholic Church-run Radio Ecclésia Huambo, and its director, Father Alberto Java, were questioned by Angolan police on January 6 and 26 as part of a criminal defamation and insult complaint following a report about a local police commandant’s alleged dealings in arms trafficking, according to the…

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Angolan public media journalists assaulted, branded ‘sellouts’ while covering nationwide strike

New York, January 18, 2022 – Angolan authorities should ensure the safety of journalists covering protests and investigate recent incidents of assault, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 10, six reporters working for news outlets TV Zimbo and TV Palanca were assaulted by unidentified people and forced to flee to safety while…

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Angolan editor Carlos Alberto sentenced to fine, 2 years in prison over coverage of land deal

New York, September 17, 2021 – Angolan authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Carlos Alberto against his prison sentence and fine, and should stop pursuing criminal defamation cases against members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 13, the Luanda Provincial Court convicted Alberto, editor of the online…

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Jeremias Kaboco

Angolan police detain Wizi-Kongo editor Jeremias Kaboco

On July 1, 2021, Angolan police detained Jeremias Kaboco, editor of privately owned news website Wizi-Kongo, in the northern city of Uige while he was covering a protest by teachers demanding unpaid wages, according to reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via a messaging app call. Kaboco told CPJ the officers forced him…

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