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Two Comoros journalists charged over presidential coverage

March 14, 2011 5:15 PM ET

New York, March 14, 2011--Two Comorian journalists charged today with "publishing false news" in their coverage of the formal handover of power between President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi and President-elect Ikililou Dhoinine could face up to six months in prison if convicted, according to local journalists and news reports....

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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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Comoros Islands: Journalist goes into hiding

December 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2007—The manager of the former local branch of the national Comoros Islands broadcaster Radio Télévision des Comores went into hiding on December 1, fearing for his safety. Journalist Kamal Ali Yahoudha told CPJ in a phone interview that he fled from his house in Mutsamudu, the...

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In Comoros, government targets critical TV station

August 3, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2007—Journalists in Africa’s Comoros islands say they were prevented from traveling to the separatist island of Anjouan to cover Independence Day celebrations Friday. Local reporters say travel agencies refused to sell them airline tickets. Editor Ibrahim Ali Saïd Félix and cameraman Ismael Kassim of Djabal Télévision,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:46 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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Radio stations attacked ahead of general election

May 9, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 9, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by attacks on radio stations in the Comoros in the run-up to May 14 federal elections in the Indian Ocean state. Unidentified assailants armed with machetes stormed two radio stations on the island of Grande Comore on May 5,...

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Director of independent weekly detained

March 25, 2006 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 25, 2006 Posted April 19, 2006 Aboubacar Mchangama, L’Archipel IMPRISONED, LEGAL ACTION Mchangama, director of the independent weekly L’Archipel, was detained by paramilitary police, or gendarmes, for two days in the capital, Moroni, over an article detailing discontent among army officers. He was charged with “divulging military secrets,” according...

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CPJ calls on government to lift news ban

February 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by an ongoing government ban on news programming on Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu (RDM), a popular, privately owned station based in Mutsamudu, capital of the semi-autonomous island of Anjouan.

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COMOROS

January 13, 2005 12:00 PM ET

JANUARY 13, 2005 Posted: February 4, 2005 Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu CENSORED Interior and Information Minister Djanffar Salim ordered the suspension of all news broadcasts on Radio Dzialandzé Mutsamudu (RDM), a popular, privately owned station based in Mutsamudu, capital of the semi-autonomous island of Anjouan....

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Africa Analysis

March 26, 2002 12:12 PM ET

Silence reigned supreme in Eritrea, where the entire independent press was under a government ban and 11 journalists languished in jail at year's end. Clamorous, deadly power struggles raged in Zimbabwe over land and access to information, and in Burundi over ethnicity and control of state resources. South Africa, Senegal,...

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