Benin / 2007

CPJ condemns jailing of two journalists for criminal libel

December 4, 2007 12:00 PM ET

TEMPLATE New York, December 4, 2007—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...

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Media group journalists in Benin sentenced to prison

February 21, 2007 12:00 AM ET

New York, February 21, 2007--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns criminal convictions handed down on Friday in Benin against three journalists and an executive of private Golfe media group over a February 2005 story alleging governmental corruption. A court in the capital Cotonou sentenced Golfe media group President Ismael Soumano,...

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In Benin, journalists are released after 2 months in prison

February 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2007—An appeals court in the capital Cotonou released today two journalists of a private daily newspaper after they publicly retracted a rape story. They were jailed since December 2, 2006 on a six-month criminal libel sentence. Director Clément Adéchian and reporter Cécil Adjévi of L’Informateur were...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:46 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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