Comoros / 2002

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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Attacks on the Press 2001: Comoros

March 26, 2002 12:09 PM ET

Mediators from the Organization of African Unity (OAU) tried to broker a peace plan for the three-island Islamic republic starting in January, after members of the self-styled parliament of the breakaway island of Anjouan asked Colonel Said Abeid, the island's military leader, to relinquish power. Anxious to prevent bloodletting, OAU...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Journalists in Prison

March 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

There were 118 journalists in prison around the world at the end of 2001 who were jailed for practicing their profession. The number is up significantly from the previous year, when 81 journalists were in jail, and represents a return to the level of 1998, when 118 were also imprisoned....

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Radio journalist jailed over controversial talk show

March 25, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that Comoran authorities continue to hold a respected independent journalist in jail for his work. On November 10, 2001, Izdine Abdou Salam, a host and director of programming for the private station Radio Karthala, was detained and interrogated by police officers in the capital, Moroni.

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