Guinea / 2008

CPJ condemns ban of Guinean paper over editorial

May 28, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a two-month ban summarily handed to a Guinean independent newspaper last week over an editorial that raised critical questions about the health of President Lansana Conté’s second wife. The state-run National Communications Council decided on the ban, which is the...

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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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Attacks on the Press 2007: Guinea

February 5, 2008 11:16 AM ET

During nationwide strikes and antigovernment demonstrations in January and February, state security forces attacked Guinea's newly launched private radio stations, blocked print publications, and threatened journalists. More than 130 people were killed, mostly by government security forces, during protests that were unprecedented in size and popular support. The unrest was...

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Two Guinean newspapers suspended, reporters banned

January 4, 2008 12:00 PM ET

  New York, January 4, 2008—State regulators in the Guinean capital, Conakry, summarily suspended two private newspapers on Monday and barred their journalists from practice for three months. Local journalists and news reports say the bans were connected to December articles critical of top government officials.  ...

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