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Journalist assaulted for his work in Namibia

January 14, 2010 4:36 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Namibian authorities to thoroughly investigate an alleged attack by four assailants against freelance journalist John Grobler on January 8. Grobler told CPJ that four men attacked him at a bar Friday evening in the capital, Windhoek, cutting his...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Africa Analysis

March 14, 2005 11:57 AM ET

Overviewby Julia Crawford With the rule of law weak in many African countries, journalists regularly battle threats and harassment, not only from governments but also from rogue elements, such as militias. Repressive legislation is used in many countries to silence journalists who write about sensitive topics such as corruption, mismanagement,...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Africa Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

Although the Kenya-based East African Standard, one of Africa's oldest continuously published newspapers, marked its 100th anniversary in November, journalism remains a difficult profession on the continent, with adverse government policies and multifaceted economic woes still undermining the full development of African media....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Ivory Coast

March 31, 2003 12:05 PM ET

Hopes were high in July that Ivory Coast's political crisis would end after a judge in the capital, Abidjan, confirmed that former prime minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara, the leader of the opposition Rally for Republicans (RDR), is an Ivory Coast citizen....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Namibia

March 31, 2003 12:04 PM ET

In a surprise Cabinet shuffle in late August, President Sam Nujoma appointed himself information and broadcasting minister in an effort, he said, to "tackle problems" at the state-owned Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the country's largest news outlet....

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Africa Analysis

March 26, 2002 12:12 PM ET

Silence reigned supreme in Eritrea, where the entire independent press was under a government ban and 11 journalists languished in jail at year's end. Clamorous, deadly power struggles raged in Zimbabwe over land and access to information, and in Burundi over ethnicity and control of state resources. South Africa, Senegal,...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Namibia

March 26, 2002 12:04 PM ET

Journalists and press freedom advocates from around the world attended a UNESCO conference on press freedom held in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, on May 3, World Press Freedom Day. The conference celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, which affirmed that a free and pluralistic press is essential for...

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President bans government subscriptions to leading daily

June 1, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is disturbed by your recent order banning government agencies from spending public funds to purchase the Windhoek independent daily The Namibian. This decision follows a government advertising ban imposed on the newspaper in December.

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Namibia

March 19, 2001 12:04 PM ET

NAMIBIA, REGARDED AS A MODEL OF DEMOCRACY, peace, and stability in southern Africa over the past decade, celebrated its 10th anniversary of independence last year, along with the inauguration of President Sam Nujoma to an unprecedented third term in office. The celebrations were marred, however, by the country's involvement in...

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Africa Analysis

March 22, 2000 12:10 PM ET

By Claudia McElroyAll over Africa, conflict continued to be the single biggest threat to journalists and to press freedom itself. Both civil and cross-border wars were effectively used as an excuse by governments (and rebel forces) to harass, intimidate, and censor the press--often in the name of "national security"--and in...

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