Guinea / 2006

Newspaper suspended for two months, editor in hiding

November 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

November 27, 2006 Posted December 12, 2006 Kalum Express CENSORED Guinea’s National Communications Council (known by its French acronym CNC) suspended the private weekly, which is based in the capital Conakry, for two months over an editorial critical of the government, according to local journalists and the Media Foundation for...

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Newspaper suspended for two months

July 19, 2006 12:00 PM ET

July 19, 2006 Posted August 1, 2006 La Croisade CENSORED Guinea’s National Communications Council (known as the CNC) suspended La Croisade, a private publication published in the capital, Conakry, for two months starting on July 19. According to local journalists and the Media Foundation for West Africa, the suspension stemmed...

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African leaders urged to defend press freedom

June 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you as chairman of the African Union to discuss with your fellow heads of state and government at your summit in the Gambian capital, Banjul, from July 1, the need to defend press freedom on the continent.

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The world's most censored countries

May 5, 2006 9:45 PM ET

Could you pick out Equatorial Guinea on the world map? Or Turkmenistan, or Eritrea? Probably not at the first attempt. These countries are usually below the radar of the international media, and the autocrats who run them like it that way. It helps them crush press freedoms and keep their population in the dark. That is why the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom group, has drawn up a league table of the world's 10 most censored countries. We hope that the list, issued on World Press Freedom Day, will shine a light into the dark corners of the world where governments and their political cronies decide what people will read, see, and hear.

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Media council suspends newspaper for critical article

May 4, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the recent suspension of the twice-monthly private newspaper L’Enquêteur by Guinea’s National Communications Council after it published an article critical of President Lansana Conté’s government. Council Chairman Boubacar Yacine Diallo confirmed to CPJ via e-mail that the paper was suspended...

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CPJ Update

May 2, 2006 8:17 PM ET

CPJ Update May 22, 2006 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Newspaper suspended, journalists barred from working

February 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 27, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is troubled by the National Communications Council's decision last Wednesday to suspend the private bimonthly Les Echos for two months and ban two of the newspaper's journalists from working during that time. The decision by the government-controlled council cited "the publication...

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