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Two Congolese journalists arrested for investigating land dispute

August 17, 2018 5:12 PM ET

Two journalists, Yolande Kusaya and Cédrick Kidimbu, with the privately owned Radio Lisanga Télévision (RLTV) were arrested in Nsele municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on July 17, 2018, and detained for four days at the prosecutor's office in Kinkole, a suburb northeast...

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Congolese police detain journalists, seize equipment at Kinshasa TV studio

August 1, 2018 3:49 PM ET

Goma, August, 1, 2018--Congolese police raided the privately owned television production studio Kin Lartus, detained at least 10 of the studio's journalists, and seized equipment, according to Kin Lartus journalists and a local, independent press freedom group. The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged authorities to return confiscated materials...

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Journalists covering unrest in the DRC face arrests, assault, and internet shutdowns

April 10, 2018 6:16 PM ET

On New Year's Eve, as the world prepared to ring in 2018, Congolese journalist Edmon Izula was being repeatedly hit with a rifle and threatened at gunpoint by a member of the state security forces. Iluza was one of at least three journalists harassed by authorities that day, in...

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DRC journalist Eliezer Ntambwe detained without charge

April 4, 2018 5:25 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release Eliezer Ntambwe, a journalist and presenter at the privately owned news outlet and YouTube channel Tokomi Wapi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In DRC at least six journalists detained during anti-government protests

March 23, 2018 3:21 PM ET

Congolese security forces on November 30, 2017, detained at least six local journalists and confiscated their equipment as they tried to cover countrywide protests over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to stand down when his second five-year term in office expired in 2016 and his refusal to hold elections, according...

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DRC authorities cut access to internet and SMS ahead of protests

March 22, 2018 1:34 PM ET

On December 30, 2017, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Telecommunications Minister, Emery Okundji, ordered the country's telecommunications providers to shut internet and SMS services across the country, according to a media report and the local press freedom group L'Observatoire de la liberté de la Presse en Afrique, (the Observatory...

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DRC security forces harass journalists covering Kabila protests

March 19, 2018 4:15 PM ET

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 31, 2017, harassed at least three journalists who were reporting on protests in the capital, Kinshasa, over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to stand down when his second five-year term in office expired in 2016 and his refusal to...

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DRC journalist detained, accused of "compromising" president over bread truck photos

January 25, 2018 5:16 PM ET

New York, January 25, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, a reporter with the privately owned ACTUALITE.CD news outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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DRC radio journalist detained over defamation claim

December 21, 2017 12:39 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2017--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release broadcast journalist Benjamin Mutiya, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The national security service (ANR) arrested Mutiya, a reporter at the community station Radio Télévision Communautaire de Walikale (RTCWA), in Walikale, on December 14,...

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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