Gabon / 2009

CPJ condemns suspension of six newspapers in Gabon

November 12, 2009 4:59 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the suspension of six private newspapers by the government-controlled media-monitoring body, the National Communications Council, in Gabon. The council announced the suspensions, which range from one to three months, on Tuesday evening on state-run TV. The papers have been suspended for...

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Gabonese media under attack since election

September 3, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2009--Five journalists and a TV station covering Gabon's disputed presidential election, which has already been marred by media censorship, have been attacked since Wednesday, according to local journalists and news reports. Official results announced today declared Ali Ben Bongo--son of Omar Bongo, the late 41-year...

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Gabon election marred by media censorship

September 1, 2009 5:21 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Gabonese government censorship and restrictions on media coverage of Sunday's presidential elections, including denials of accreditation to at least four international journalists....

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Gabon targets media over coverage of Bongo's health

May 27, 2009 2:36 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the government of Gabon's crackdown on independent media coverage of President Omar Bongo's hospitalization and potential succession issues. Bongo, Africa's longest-serving head of state, has been in a Spanish hospital since earlier this month amid conflicting reports about...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Africa Developments

February 10, 2009 12:53 AM ET

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Two publications suspended in Gabon

January 23, 2009 4:16 PM ET

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Radio director and civil society leaders arrested

January 8, 2009 6:15 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2009--Detained Gabonese journalist Gaston Asseko, who is in need of medical attention, must be released immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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