Lagos, Nigeria, November 14, 2012--The Committee to
Protect Journalists calls on Chadian authorities to investigate reports of official
intimidation of journalists working for a private community radio station in
the southern town of Doba.
Mbairaba Jean-paul, the editor-in-chief of La Voix du Paysan, told CPJ
that he and two other journalists had been intimidated and threatened by Lamlengar
Ngasebey, the town's mayor, and members of his family. La Voix du Paysan had broadcast on September 20, 21, 28 a series of news
reports in which local citizens accused Ngasebey of
abuse of power, mismanagement, and hiring practices that favored attractive
women, the journalists said.