Gabon / 2008

Reporter alleges beating by presidential guards

December 10, 2008 5:03 PM ET

New York, December 10, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by reports that a journalist who was summoned to the Gabonese presidential office ended up in intensive care from a severe beating on December 5. The office called in journalist Habib Papy Boubendji for questioning over a November 27...

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Cameraman hospitalized after police beating

April 25, 2008 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 25, 2008 Posted May 21, 2008 Claude Ada Mboula, Télé Africa ATTACKED Mboula, a cameraman with private broadcaster Télé Africa was assaulted by police officers while filming an anti-government march against price hikes in the capital Libreville, according to news reports and local journalists....

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Environmental publication banned

March 14, 2008 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 14, 2008 Posted April 22, 2008 Croissance Saine Environnement CENSORED Gabon’s state-run National Communications Council indefinitely suspended Croissance Saine Environnement, a monthly newspaper published by a local environmental advocacy group of the same name, in connection with a series of stories critical of a government official, according to...

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Newspaper suspended over report on president’s wealth

March 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Newspaper suspended over report on president’s wealth New York, March 12, 2008—Gabonese authorities banned on Tuesday a private newspaper for republishing a report on President Omar Bongo’s private wealth in France, according to local news reports. The original story appeared in the French daily Le Monde at the end of...

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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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