Djibouti / Africa

Journalists killed in Djibouti since 1992

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Djibouti expels BBC journalists ahead of elections

April 6, 2016 2:18 PM ET

Nairobi, April 6, 2016-Djibouti should ensure that journalists can report on presidential elections without harassment or fear of expulsion, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, condemning Djiboutian authorities' recent expulsion of a team of BBC journalists from the country....

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Journalists arrested without charge in Djibouti

January 15, 2016 11:18 AM ET

New York, January 15, 2016 - Officials in Djibouti should immediately release two journalists arrested this week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Kadar Abdi Ibrahim on Thursday, and arrested Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss on Monday, but have yet to charge either, according to the Facebook page of...

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Police arrest Djibouti journalist covering demonstration

August 12, 2014 3:43 PM ET

Nairobi, August 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the release of Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, a radio journalist who was taken into custody on Friday in a suburb of the capital, Djibouti City, and accused of incitement and publishing false news. Police arrested Mohamed, a journalist for the...

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Djibouti journalist detained for covering demonstration

December 20, 2013 10:36 AM ET

Police arrested Mohamed Ibrahim, a journalist for the pro-opposition news website and radio station, La Voix de Djibouti (The Voice of Djibouti), on December 12, 2013, while he was covering a protest in the Balbala suburb of the capital, Djibouti City, according to local journalists. The demonstration was staged by women...

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In Djibouti, reporter detained for a week without charge

August 15, 2012 3:17 PM ET

Nairobi, August 15, 2012--Authorities in Djibouti must immediately release a journalist for an opposition news website who has been jailed for a week without charge or access to a lawyer or his family, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two police officers arrested Houssein Ahmed Farah, a contributor...

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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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CPJ condemns radio censorship

February 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled that Radio France Internationale's (RFI) FM broadcasts in Djibouti have been cut since January 14. According to RFI and French media reports, Djiboutian authorities silenced the broadcaster because of its report on an ongoing French legal inquiry into the 1995 death in Djibouti of Bernard Borrel, a French judge. RFI reported on January 12 that a French court had summoned the head of the Djiboutian secret services, Hassan Saïd, as a witness in the inquiry. An earlier French inquiry conducted in Djibouti had concluded that Borrel committed suicide.

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January 14, 2005 12:00 PM ET

JANUARY 14, 2005 Posted: February 16, 2005 Radio France Internationale CENSORED Officials cut radio France Internationale's (RFI) FM broadcasts in the country. According to RFI and French media reports, Djiboutian authorities silenced the broadcaster because of its report on an ongoing French legal inquiry into the 1995 death in Djibouti...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Djibouti

March 26, 2002 12:08 PM ET

(NO COUNTRY SUMMARY) January 15 Daher Ahmed Farah, Le Renouveau IMPRISONED Le Renouveau CENSORED Police detained Farah, editor of the opposition weekly Le Renouveau, at his home in Djibouti. He was taken to the Public Prosecutor's Office, charged with defamation and distributing false news, and then released....

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Djibouti

March 19, 2001 12:07 PM ET

AS SPORADIC GUN BATTLES CONTINUED BETWEEN GOVERNMENT FORCES AND REBELS of the United Revolutionary Front (FRUD), state broadcast and print outlets tailored their coverage to the propaganda needs of President Ismael Omar Guelleh's government. The opposition press, led by the weekly papers La Republique, Le Temps, and Le Renouveau, was...

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