Burkina Faso / 2007

The Threatening E-Mail as Published in L'observateur Paalga In Burkina Faso, an e-mail warns, ’You will be gunned down’

April 26, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2007—Authorities in Burkina Faso must fully investigate a death threat against outspoken journalist and free speech activist Karim Sama, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sama received an anonymous e-mail last week warning that he “will be gunned down” over commentary that is critical of...

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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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Murder unsolved, but Burkinabé journalists convicted of defamation

January 23, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 23, 2007—A court in the capital, Ouagadougou, convicted two top journalists with the private bi-monthly L’Evénement on criminal defamation charges on Monday in connection with critical stories about the unsolved 1998 murder of editor Norbert Zongo. Director Germain Nama and editor Ahmed Newton Barry were found guilty...

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CPJ calls for charges against Burkinabé journalists to be dropped

January 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Burkina Faso to drop criminal defamation charges against two private newspaper journalists over stories on the unsolved 1998 murder of editor Norbert Zongo. The articles discussed a report by the Paris-based press freedom group Reporters Sans Frontières...

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