Chad / Africa


Chadian news website Alwihda Info suspended over coverage of president

Dakar, August 25, 2023 – The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called for authorities in Chad to immediately reverse the suspension of the privately owned ​​news website Alwihda Info and stop censoring news outlets for their work. “Chadian authorities should reverse their decision to suspend Alwihda Info at once and ensure media outlets do…

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Radio Cefod journalist Orédjé Narcisse shot dead in Chad

Dakar, October 20, 2022 – In response to news reports that journalist Orédjé Narcisse was shot and killed on Thursday in Chad’s capital N’Djamena as he was on his way to work, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Chadian authorities must conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the…

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Chadian police beat journalist Aristide Djimaldé while covering protest

Dakar, September 14, 2022—Chadian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on Aristide Djimaldé by police, hold the responsible officers accountable, and ensure the safety of journalists covering protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On September 3, police beat with whips Djimaldé, a reporter with the privately owned news website Alwihda…

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Chadian military police detain journalists Janvier Mouatangar and Anner Sabartang in separate incidents

In separate incidents on August 8 and August 10, 2022, the Chadian gendarmerie, a military police force, arrested and detained journalists Janvier Mouatangar and Anner Sabartang in the southwestern part of the country. On August 8, the commander of the gendarmerie in the city of Doba detained Mouatangar, a correspondent for the radio station La Voix…

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Chadian journalist Olivier Memnguidé held for five days, accused of rebellion

Dakar, May 12, 2022 — Authorities in Chad should cease their harassment of reporter Olivier Memnguidé and ensure journalists can cover events of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On April 20, the Chadian gendarmerie, a military police force, arrested Memnguidé, a correspondent for the privately owned radio station Oxygène, as he…

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Chadian journalist Evariste Djailoramdji killed while covering community violence

New York, February 18, 2022 — Chadian authorities should thoroughly and transparently investigate the killing of journalist Evariste Djailoramdji and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On February 9, unidentified people in the southern village of Sandana shot and killed Djailoramdji, a reporter working for the local broadcaster Lotiko…

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Chadian police raid Radio FM Liberté broadcaster, arrest dozens

New York, December 23, 2020 — Chadian authorities should refrain from conducting police raids on news outlets and should thoroughly investigate allegations that journalist Blaise Noubarassem was assaulted by police and intimidated by a government official, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On November 27, in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, police raided the office of…

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CPJ, 80 media and rights groups urge African heads of state to release jailed journalists

CPJ and 80 media, press freedom, and human rights organizations write to African heads of state to call on their respective governments to release all jailed journalists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Police forces are seen in N'Djamena, Chad, on June 15, 2015. Police recently arrested journalist Ali Hamata Achène for alleged defamation and contempt of court. (AFP/Brahim Adji)

Chadian journalist detained since December 26 over defamation complaint

Vancouver, Canada, January 6, 2020 — Authorities in Chad should release journalist Ali Hamata Achène, and stop pursuing criminal defamation and retaliatory cases against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer is seen in N'Djamena, Chad, on July 11, 2015. A N'Djamena court recently charged two Chadian journalists with criminal defamation and sentenced one to jail. (Reuters/Moumine Ngarmbassa)

Journalists fined, one jailed over criminal defamation complaint in Chad

Dakar, September 25, 2019 — Authorities in Chad should not challenge the appeals of journalists Martin Inoua Doulguet and Abdramane Boukar Koyon, and should take immediate action to repeal legislation that criminalizes acts of journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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