Niger / 2007

Niger will take French journalists to court

December 21, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2007—Two French journalists detained since Monday in the capital, Niamey, will now be tried in court, an official announced today. Journalist Thomas Dandois and cameraman Pierre Creisson of Franco-German TV network Arte Television were arrested south of Niamey after police allegedly discovered footage and photos of...

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Two French journalists released after one month

December 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Two French journalists released after one month CASE UPDATE JANUARY 17, 2008 Original Alert: December 21, 2007 Posted January 18, 2008 Thomas Dandois, Arte Television...

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Editor and owner imprisoned for defamation

November 29, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Editor and owner imprisoned for defamation NOVEMBER 29, 2007 Posted February 29, 2008 Ibrahim Souley, L’Enqueteur Soumana Idrissa Maiga, Director of L’Enqueteur LEGAL The editor and managing director of L’Enqueteur were each sentenced to one month in jail and a CFA 40,000 (US$90) fine by a Niamey court on February...

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Journalists protest state media crackdown in Niger

October 22, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2007—Hundreds of journalists marched through the streets of the Niger capital, Niamey, on Saturday to protest the arrests of two prominent journalists in connection with a government crackdown on media coverage of a rebellion of nomadic Tuaregs in northern Niger, according to news reports and local...

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In Niger, newspaper editor jailed without charge

October 11, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 11, 2007—The director of a newspaper based in strife-torn northern Niger was arrested late Tuesday in the capital of Niamey on suspicions of links with France-based Radio France Internationale (RFI)—a station targeted by the government in recent months over its coverage of a deadly rebellion of nomadic...

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In Niger, veteran journalist imprisoned

September 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 24, 2007—A veteran radio journalist for French broadcaster Radio France Internationale, distinguished for his exclusive coverage of a seventh-month-old armed rebellion in northern Niger, was sent to prison today after four days in police custody on accusations of aiding the rebels, according to local journalists....

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In Niger, government bans live broadcasts on Tuareg rebellion

August 30, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2007—Niger’s state-run High Council on Communications has banned the broadcast of live debates on an armed rebellion of nomadic Tuaregs in the north of the uranium-rich West African nation, according to local journalists. Attacks by Tuareg fighters have killed at least 45 soldiers since February, according...

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Niger: RFI resumes broadcasting after monthlong suspension

August 20, 2007 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE   August 20, 2007Original Alert: July 20, 2007 Radio France Internationale CENSORED...

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In Niger, RFI summarily suspended after correspondent threatened

July 20, 2007 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 20, 2007--The Niger government suspended broadcasts of France-based Radio France Internationale (RFI) on Thursday, accusing the station of "broadcasting false news" related to a recent armed rebellion of nomadic Tuaregs in northern Niger, according to local journalists and news reports. The move came less than a week...

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Government cracks down on coverage of rebel attacks

July 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2007—Coverage critical of the government’s handling of deadly attacks by an armed group of nomadic Tuareg rebels in northern Niger has led authorities in the uranium-rich West African nation to close a private newspaper and warn others to censor their reporting, according to news reports and...

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