Benin / 2006

CPJ condemns jailing of two journalists for criminal libel

December 4, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned at the jailing in Benin of two journalists convicted of criminal defamation. A court in the capital Cotonou sentenced editor Clément Adéchian and reporter Cécil Adjévi of the private daily L’Informateur to six months in prison on December...

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Journalist questioned over critical articles

September 18, 2006 12:00 PM ET

September 18, 2006 Posted: September 22, 2006 Cyril Saïzonou, Djakpata HARASSED Police arrested Saïzonou, director of the private daily Djakpata, and questioned him about articles published in the September 1 and September 8 editions of the paper, according to CPJ sources. Several articles were critical of the police, while another...

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Journalists held over story on president’s son

September 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

September 15, 2006 Posted: September 22, 2006 Virgil Linkpon, La Diaspora de Sabbat Fulric Richard Couao-Zotti, La Diaspora de Sabbat IMPRISONED Linkpon and Couao-Zotti, respectively managing editor and editor of the private weekly La Diaspora de Sabbat, were arrested in connection with a story about the president’s family, according to...

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