Central African Republic / 2008

Newspaper publisher pardoned after serving 43 days of 6-month prison term

February 23, 2008 12:00 PM ET

UPDATE FEBRUARY 23, 2008 Posted March 14, 2008 Original alert: January 29, 2008Faustin Bambou, Les Collines de l'OubanguiIMPRISONEDDirector Faustin Bambou of the private biweekly Les Collines de l'Oubangui was released from prison on a partial presidential pardon, according to news reports and local journalists. Bambou told CPJ he contracted the...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:59 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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CAR editor sentenced to jail for defamation

January 29, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Monday’s six-month prison sentence given by the Bangui Magistrates’ Court to the editorial director of a private weekly in the Central African Republic. The editor of Les Collines de l’Oubangui, Faustin Bambou, was found guilty of inciting revolt, abuse,...

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CAR journalist imprisoned over corruption editorial

January 15, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2008—A court in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, today sent the director of a private newspaper to prison to await trial on criminal charges in connection with an editorial about a political scandal. Faustin Bambou of the biweekly Les Collines de l’Oubangui was transferred to...

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