Democratic Republic of the Congo / Africa

  

DRC journalist Tatiana Osango sexually assaulted, two other journalists attacked by police in separate incident

Kinshasa, September 23, 2022 – Authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo should thoroughly and transparently investigate and hold accountable those responsible for attacking three journalists — Tatiana Osango, Didier Kiku, and Trésor Bazola — in two separate incidents in September, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On September 15, supporters of opposition politician…

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Armed men in military uniforms raid Congolese broadcaster, beat technician, and seize equipment, forcing radio station off air

Kinshasa, September 21, 2022—Congolese authorities should thoroughly investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the attack on Radio Evangélique Butembo-Oicha, known as REBO, in North Kivu, and ensure the safety of all journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Around 9 p.m. on September 12, four armed men in uniforms resembling…

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Armed men in military uniforms beat, threaten lives of Congolese journalists Parfait Katoto and Picard Luhavo

Kinshasa, September 16, 2022—Congolese authorities should conduct swift and transparent investigations into the attacks on journalists Parfait Katoto and Picard Luhavo in their homes, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the safety of journalists working across the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. In separate incidents on September 6 and 7, armed…

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DRC journalist Richard Ngoyi arrested, briefly detained for filming blind adults, children begging

Kinshasa, September 15, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should cease arresting journalists for their work and ensure that all DRC media can work safely and free from harassment or the threat of prosecution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On the morning of September 8, Ngoyi, a reporter with…

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DRC police detain, beat 3 journalists covering protest

Kinshasa, September 2, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly investigate the arrest, assault, and detention of journalists Jojo Jibikilayi, Emmanuel Tujibikila, and Achède Milantesa and hold the police officers responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Monday, August 29, DRC national police officers arrested Jibikilayi,…

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Congolese journalists Patrick Lola and Christian Bofaya unable to pay bail, denied release

Kinshasa, August 24, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should drop all legal proceedings against journalists Patrick Lola and Christian Bofaya after they spent more than eight months in arbitrary detention, and should not use excessive bail to keep journalists imprisoned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Lola, a freelance…

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Congolese journalist Dimanche Kamate arrested, detained over broadcast about Rwanda, protests

Kinshasa, August 17, 2022—Congolese authorities should stop intimidating journalists covering conflict in the country’s east and allow the press to freely cover events of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Friday, August 12, officers with the national police arrested and detained for several hours Dimanche Kamate, editor in chief of the…

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DRC journalists Daniel Aloterembi and Fify Kibwana attacked outside Kinshasa court

Kinshasa, August 9, 2022—Congolese authorities should thoroughly investigate the recent attacks on journalists Daniel Aloterembi and Fify Kibwana and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On July 28, a group of police officers at a court in Kinshasa, the capital, attacked and seized two phones belonging to Aloterembi, a…

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DRC journalist Pacifique Mahamba in hiding amid police search

Kinshasa, August 8, 2022 – Congolese authorities should drop any investigation into the work of journalist Pacifique Mahamba and let him work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On July 29, Congolese police forced their way into the office of the privately owned broadcaster Blessing FM in Goma, in North Kivu province, in…

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DRC journalist Jean Christian Bafwa Kabaseke receives death threat over coverage of militant group

Kinshasa, August 8, 2022 – Congolese authorities should take seriously the threats against journalist Jean Christian Bafwa Kabaseke and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday On August 4, a person identifying himself as a “general” with the Patriotic Force and Integrationist of Congo (FPIC) armed group sent a message to Bafwa,…

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