Republic of Congo / 2009

Media harassed in Brazzaville after disputed election

July 17, 2009 3:17 PM ET

New York, July 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the harassment of international journalists covering this week's disputed presidential elections in Republic of Congo.On Wednesday, police smashed the camera of videographer Marlène Rabaud of France 24 while she was filming the dispersal of an opposition demonstration in...

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Four months on, death unsolved in Republic of Congo

July 2, 2009 10:41 AM ET

New York, July 2, 2009--Nearly four months after the death of Franco-Congolese journalist Bruno Jacquet Ossébi, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for authorities in the Republic of Congo to publicly disclose a report that was prepared weeks ago on their investigation....

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Republic of Congo TV station suspended for political footage

April 10, 2009 12:13 PM ET

New York, April 10, 2009--Authorities in Republic of Congo should immediately lift their ban on private TV station Canal Bénédiction Plus (CB Plus), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The ban was enacted in February in response to political coverage in the lead-up to presidential elections in July....

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Africa Developments

February 10, 2009 12:53 AM ET

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After mysterious fire, online columnist dead in Congo

February 6, 2009 5:43 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2009--An online columnist known for criticizing the government and alleging high-level corruption was buried in the Republic of Congo today following his death in a military hospital on Monday, according to local journalists. Bruno Ossébi, left, was badly burned in a late-night fire at his residence...

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