Guinea-Bissau / Africa

Authorities in Guinea-Bissau have expelled a journalist whose news outlet had covered former prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior, seen here voting in a 2012 election he was favored to win, but lost. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

Guinea-Bissau expels journalist; another flees into hiding

New York, November 1, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Monday’s decision by authorities in Guinea-Bissau to expel Portuguese journalist Fernando Teixeira Gomes from the country in connection with his critical coverage of the transitional government.

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Africa Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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Radio journalist beaten, detained

JUNE 23, 2006 Posted: July 10, 2006 Augusto Queba Barbosa, Bombolom FM ATTACKED, HARASSED Police arrested Barbosa, a reporter for the private radio station Bombolom FM in the southwestern town of Bolama, after he broadcast a report accusing a local police officer of violence against a woman, according to the pan-African news agency Panapress and…

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Radio station censored

December 28, 2005 Radio Kasumai CENSORED Police entered the studios of Radio Kasumai, a community radio station in the northern town of Saõ Domingos, and ordered employees to stop broadcasting. The police also threatened several journalists. According to local journalists, the threats stemmed from a recent program in which callers complained on-air that police were…

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Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the government’s closure of Radio Bombolom, Guinea-Bissau’s main independent news broadcaster, in the latest attempt to silence critical voices ahead of general elections scheduled for April 20. On February 13, police shuttered Radio Bombolom’s offices, forcing the broadcaster off the air. The Ministry of…

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African Journalists Strategize at WAJA Conference

For some delegates, just getting to the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) regional conference in Dakar, Senegal, was an impressive achievement. While his colleagues used more conventional modes of transportation, Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) president Frank Kposowa navigated his way out of the country by night in a hired motorized dugout canoe. The…

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