Guinea / Africa

Journalists attacked in Guinea since 1992

  

CPJ joins letter calling on Guinea government not to disrupt internet access

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 35 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter calling on authorities in Guinea to maintain the stability and openness of all digital communication channels before, during, and after the presidential election scheduled for October 18. The letter emphasized the importance of the internet and other…

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A man walks in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, on April 23, 2017. Guinea authorities arrested journalist Saliou Diallo on June 19, 2018, on defamation charges, according to reports. (AFP/Cellou Binani)

Guinean journalist detained on defamation charges

Guinean authorities arrested journalist Saliou Diallo in the country’s capital, Conakry, on June 19, 2018, and detained him in the city’s central prison on defamation charges, according to his lawyer, Moussa Diallo, who is unrelated to the journalist.

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Guinea journalist shot dead during clash at political meeting

New York, February 5, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting in Guinea today of El-Hadj Mohamed Diallo, a reporter for the news websites Guinée7 and Afrik, and calls on authorities to ensure justice is served.

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A man walks past a burial report including known Ebola cases at the Western area emergency response center in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on December 16, 2014. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Amid Ebola outbreak, West African governments try to isolate media

On the first Saturday of November 2014, when media owner and broadcaster David Tam Baryoh switched on the mic for his weekly “Monologue” show on independent Citizen FM in Freetown, Sierra Leone, he had no idea that criticizing the government’s handling of Ebola would mean 11 days in jail.

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International journalists killed at high rate in 2014; Middle East deadliest region

Syria is the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. International journalists were killed at a higher rate in 2014 than in recent years. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari

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Journalists killed while covering Ebola education campaign in Guinea

Abuja, Nigeria, September 22, 2014–A journalist and two media workers were killed on September 16 while covering an Ebola education campaign in Guinea’s south-eastern forested region, according to news reports and local journalists.

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Guinea

Anti-press attacks increased in Guinea in 2013 amid political unrest and inter-ethnic clashes in the run-up to the country’s long-delayed legislative elections. The voting was finally held on September 28 and won by President Alpha Condé’s party. Journalists were threatened and assaulted while covering pre-election activities, with some saying the assailants were security forces or…

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Radio station in Guinea raided, attacked

A radio station in the eastern Guinean city of Kankan was raided and attacked twice in three days in mid-August, according to news reports. At least three journalists reported being briefly detained.

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Guinean journalist assaulted while covering attack

A group of persons with disabilities attacked Alhasane Bah, a journalist with the media group L’independent-Le Democrate, on July 4, 2013, as he attempted to photograph the group attacking another person with disabilities, according to news reports. The attack occurred near the Faycal Mosque in Donka district.

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Guinean journalists report being attacked in Conakry

At least four journalists were attacked in separate episodes on June 19, 2013, amid clashes in the Guinean capital, Conakry, between opposition militants and supporters of President Alpha Condé, according to CPJ interviews and news reports. The clashes erupted between opposition groups, mostly of Peul ethnicity, and the Guinean ruling party, mostly of Malinke ethnicity,…

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