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CPJ calls on Cameroon to release and drop charges against Mimi Mefo

November 8, 2018 5:31 PM ET

Abidjan, November 8, 2018--Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release and drop all charges against Mimi Mefo, the head of English news and a presenter for the privately owned Equinoxe television and radio station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mefo, who also runs Mimi Mefo Info, her own...

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Cameroon authorities summon journalist Mimi Mefo

November 2, 2018 5:26 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2018--Authorities in Cameroon should halt their intimidation of journalist Mimi Mefo and ensure that she can work safely without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroon detains journalist for a week, fails to disclose charge

October 30, 2018 4:24 PM ET

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, October 30, 2018--Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release or disclose charges against Michel Biem Tong, editor of the privately owned Hurinews website, who was detained on October 23 after being summoned to the State Secretariat for Defense in the capital, Yaoundé, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Cameroon community radio destroyed in alleged arson attack

August 9, 2018 12:39 PM ET

Johannesburg, August 9, 2018--Cameroonian authorities should speedily investigate an alleged arson attack on community radio station Sky FM in the volatile Northwest region and ensure those responsible are prosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroon military court orders radio journalist to be held for at least 6 months

May 7, 2018 3:22 PM ET

New York, May 7, 2018--Cameroonian authorities must immediately release broadcaster Akumbom Elvis McCarthy from detention and ensure that the country's military courts are not used to prosecute journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian court reduces sentence on appeal

December 21, 2017 8:28 AM ET

Durban, South Africa, December 21, 2017 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's ruling by a Cameroonian military appeal court that should result in Radio France Internationale radio journalist Ahmed Abba's immediate release from prison....

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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Cameroon detains U.S.-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary

December 8, 2017 4:32 PM ET

Lomé, Togo, December 8, 2017--Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang, a Cameroonian-American academic and columnist, as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala on December 6, according to his lawyer and media reports. The lawyer, Emmanuel Simh, told CPJ that Nganang is being held in Yaoundé on accusations of...

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Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation

October 12, 2017 5:49 PM ET

Cotonou, October 12, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cameroonian authorities to immediately halt the prosecution of three journalists after a judge on October 9 changed the charges against them mid-trial....

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Journalists Not Terrorists

September 20, 2017 2:30 PM ET

Video: Cameroon's journalists face suppression...

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