Chad / Africa

  
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chad's President Idriss Deby (R) pose for photographs at the presidential palace ahead of a meeting, in N'Djamena, on December 26, 2017. Journalist Mahamat Abakhar Issa wrote a satirical piece, published on December 27, 2017, outlining a conversation between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Erdoğan in which Chad is characterized as unstable and unworthy of investment. (AFP/Brahim Adji)

Chad arrests local journalist over satire piece

Judicial police in Chad’s capital N’Djamena on January 29, 2018, released Mahamat Abakar Issa, the director of the weekly newspaper Alchahed, after detaining him for seven days, according to Djimet Witche Wahili, the director of the privately owned news site Alwihda Info.

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Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline’s alleged weapons smuggling

New York, October 26, 2017–Chadian authorities should immediately release from detention and drop all charges against Juda Allahondoum, publisher of the weekly Le Visionnaire newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Chadian President Idriss Deby sits in the presidential palace in N'Djamena, December 29, 2017 (Reuters)

Chad journalists in hiding after threats

Abuja, Nigeria, March 6, 2017–Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work.

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Chad police close radio station, detain manager

Police in Kelo, some 400 kilometres (249 miles) south of the capital N’Djamena, on November 14, 2016, arrested Edmond Oueidigue Kandi, the manager of the community radio station Radio Bargadje, and ordered the station closed, Kandi told the Committee to Protect Journalists. According to Kandi and media reports, local administrative authorities ordered the station closed…

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RFI reporter assaulted in Chad, then expelled

Abuja, Nigeria, June 26, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Chadian authorities’ ejection this week of a French journalist. Laurent Correau, reporter for Radio France Internationale, was assaulted by police alongside an international human rights defender before being expelled, according to news reports.

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Chadian editor given six-month suspended jail term

Juda Allahondoum, editor of the private weekly La Une based in the capital, N’Djamena, was convicted of criminal defamation on July 30, 2013, and sentenced to a suspended prison term of six months, Allahondoum and his lawyer told CPJ.

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Chadian journalists given suspended jail terms, released

Three Chadian journalists jailed for several months in the capital, N’Djamena, while facing prosecution on defamation and anti-state charges, were handed suspended jail terms and then released, according to news reports and local journalists.

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Chad should release journalists from detention

Your Excellency Idriss Deby Itno: We are writing to express our concern about the ongoing imprisonment of Chadian journalists on anti-state charges. We believe the arrests of these reporters, simply for writing articles critical of the administration, turn dissenting citizens into criminals and stifle legitimate debate on issues of public interest.

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Gunmen harass two journalists from Chadian paper

Two editors of the private trimonthly Abba Garde (The Sentinel) were harassed and attacked in N’Djamena, the capital, in December 2012, according to local journalists and news reports. Local journalists told CPJ they believed the attacks were in reprisal for the paper’s critical coverage of the government.

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Two journalists were detained for attempting to visit Gao, a town that Al-Qaeda-linked militants have seized. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

Al-Jazeera journalists detained in Mali for two days

New York, December 5, 2012–Malian authorities should immediately return the passports and equipment seized from two international Al-Jazeera journalists who were detained for more than two days over the weekend for attempting to cross into militant-controlled territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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