Niger / 2009

Nigerien editor charged with criminal libel

September 24, 2009 3:43 PM ET

New York, September 24, 2009—A newspaper editor in police custody in Niger since Sunday was charged with criminal libel on Wednesday in connection with a story accusing a top official of involvement in a corruption scandal, according to local journalists and news reports. ...

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Ailing editor taken to remote prison in Niger

September 2, 2009 4:20 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the health of imprisoned editor Abdoulaye Tiémogo after his transfer from a hospital in Niger's capital, Niamey, to a prison in a remote town on Monday. ...

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Niger editor sentenced to prison

August 19, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a prison sentence given on Tuesday to the editor of a private newspaper in Niger. Abdoulaye Tiémogo, editor of the weekly Le Canard Déchaîné, has been in police custody in the capital, Niamey, since August 1. ...

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In Niger, two journalists detained ahead of referendum

August 3, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2009--Two Nigerien editors whose weekly newspapers reported on corruption charges involving the national human rights commission have been in police custody since Saturday, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Niger ramps up censorship

July 10, 2009 4:08 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: We are writing to express our alarm at your administration's increasing restrictions on the Nigerien private press. We are concerned by the ongoing censorship of stories about the public opposition to your plans for a constitutional amendment that would scrap presidential term limits.

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Niger

February 10, 2009 12:20 AM ET

With a simmering insurgency in the north, a split within the ruling government, and talk of a constitutional amendment to allow President Mamadou Tandja to run for a third term in 2009, authorities increasingly tightened restrictions on the press. The high-profile imprisonment of Moussa Kaka, a reporter well known for...

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In Niger, editor jailed over corruption story

January 27, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, January 27, 2009--The editor of an independent newspaper in the West African nation of Niger was jailed Monday in connection with an investigative story alleging corruption in the finance ministry, according to local journalists....

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