Mali / Africa

Journalists attacked in Mali since 1992

  
A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during a run-off presidential election in Bamako, Mali, on August 12, 2018. A Malian radio station was suspended for 11 days starting on August 1, 2018, for alleged incitement to revolt. (Reuters/Luc Gnago)

Malian radio station suspended for 11 days for alleged incitement to revolt

Bamako’s governor, Colonel Déberekoua Soara, indefinitely suspended Renouveau FM, a privately owned radio station in Bamako, Mali’s capital, on August 1, 2018. The station was accused by Soara of alleged incitement to hatred and revolt on a popular current affairs show, the broadcaster’s director, Sidi Mohamed Dicko, told CPJ. The station was back on the…

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A woman holds her child in Bamako, Mali in April 2016. Malian police on February 22, 2018, arrested three journalists from the privately owned MaliActu news website in the capital Bamako, according to local media reports. (Reuters/Joe Penney)

Three journalists arrested, equipment seized in Mali

Malian police on February 22, 2018, arrested three journalists from the privately owned MaliActu news website, and seized equipment from the news website’s office in the capital, Bamako, according to Sega Diarrah, the outlet’s Paris-based owner, and local media reports. Officers did not have a warrant, according to reports.

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Being a Target

A reporter learns how to dodge terrorist threats to get the story By Rukmini Callimachi The convoy of cars flying al-Qaeda’s black flag swept across northern Mali in 2012. Within weeks, it felt like a curtain had been drawn.

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Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists

The conflict in Syria, a spike in Iraqi bloodshed, and political violence in Egypt accounted for the high number of journalists killed on the job in 2013. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

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Malian government accused of censoring news site

New York, December 10, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports a Malian website based in Paris has been threatened by Mali’s government after posting an Associated Press (AP) story today implicating Malian soldiers in extrajudicial killings. 

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Training can help journalists survive captivity

Two murdered journalists for the Africa service of Radio France Internationale, Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, might have had a chance. They were abducted on November 2 in Kidal in northern Mali, but the vehicle their captors were driving suddenly broke down, according to news reports.

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RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont, left, and Claude Verlon were found dead in Mali. (AFP/RFI)

Two RFI journalists abducted, killed in Mali

New York, November 4, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on Malian and French authorities to conduct an efficient investigation into the killings of two French journalists on Saturday and ensure the killers are brought to justice.

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Malian army expels French journalist from Gao

A French freelance reporter has said she was expelled from the city of Gao after reporting on allegations of human rights abuses in a nearby town, according to news reports.

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(Boukary Daou)

Malian journalist Boukary Daou released on bail

New York, April 2, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s decision by a judge in Mali to grant bail to a journalist who was jailed for 27 days in connection with his paper’s publication of a letter critical of a military leader. CPJ calls on the public prosecutor to drop the charges against Boukary…

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(Boukary Daou)

Mali charges editor jailed for publishing critical story

Lagos, Nigeria, March 19, 2013–A journalist in Mali was charged on Monday with incitement to mutiny and publishing false information in connection with his publication of an article that was critical of a former coup leader, according to news reports.Boukary Daou, a top editor for the daily Le Républicain, has been in custody since March 6,…

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