Burkina Faso / 2006

CPJ condemns dropped charges in Zongo case

July 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 20, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the decision of a judge in Burkina Faso to drop charges against the only suspect in the 1998 murder of a journalist probing criminal allegations against the president’s family. Prosecutors said yesterday an examining magistrate had granted their...

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Journalist detained, harrassed by security forces

April 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 20, 2006 Antoine Bationo, Le Pays Boureïma Jeremie Sigue, Le Pays HARASSED Security forces detained and questioned Antoine Bationo, a sports journalist for the private daily Le Pays, after he interviewed former soldiers accused of mounting a coup attempt, local sources told CPJ....

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