Central African Republic / 2007

CAR: Private press group president freed after 2 months in prison

May 15, 2007 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE  May 15, 2007 Original alert:  March 13, 2007 Michel Alkhaly Ngady, Les Temps Nouveaux...

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CPJ mourns death of AP African correspondent Anthony Mitchell

May 8, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists extends its condolences to the colleagues and family of respected Associated Press reporter Anthony Mitchell, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in Cameroon. Mitchell, 39, a staff reporter with the AP’s Kenya bureau, was among 114 passengers killed when...

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Central African Republic: President of private press group sentenced to prison

April 2, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2007— A criminal court in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, today sentenced to prison the president of a private press group, who has been jailed since March 12 in connection with statements critical of the governmental High Communication Council (HCC), according to news reports. Michel...

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Private press group executive jailed in CAR after criticizing official media body

March 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 13, 2007—The leader of a local group of private press editors was jailed on Monday in the capital Bangui over statements critical of the governmental High Communication Council (HCC). Editor Michel Alkhaly Ngady of the private weekly Les Temps Nouveaux and the president of GEPPIC, a local...

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