Chad / 2008

CPJ urges Chad to repeal repressive media law

June 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We are heartened by your recent statements in support of a private, independent press, and we now urge you to further your commitment by pushing for the repeal of Presidential Decree 5.

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Lone foreign correspondent forced out of Chad

March 21, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 21, 2008--The Chadian government effectively forced the country's only permanent foreign correspondent to leave the country on Thursday after withdrawing her work permit without explanation, according to news reports. Sonia Rolley, a journalist reporting for several France-based media outlets, including Radio France Internationale (RFI), Agence France-Presse (AFP),...

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Chad's media faltering in wake of deadly unrest

March 3, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. President, We are writing to express our alarm about the increasing restrictions against Chad's once-vibrant independent media, particularly following the deadly rebel assault on the capital, N'djamena, in early February.

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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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Tchad: la police ferme une station de radio

January 17, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, 17 janvier 2008--La police de la capitale tchadienne, N'djamena, a fermé mercredi par la force une station de radio et a arrêté son directeur sur des allégations de diffamation, suite à la diffusion d'un communiqué de presse d'une association qui milite pour la défense des consommateurs, selon les...

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Chadian police take radio station off the air

January 17, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 17, 2008—Police in the Chadian capital, N'djamena, forced a radio station launched by local human rights activists off the air on Wednesday and detained its director on allegations of defamation over the broadcast of a press release by a consumer advocacy group, according to local journalists and...

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