Senegal / Africa

Journalists attacked in Senegal since 1992

  
Ahmed Aïdara

Senegal broadcasters Sen TV and ZIK FM suspended 72 hours over alleged breach of ethics

On March 31, 2022, Senegal’s official broadcast media regulator, the National Council for Audiovisual Regulation (known by its French acronym, CNRA), announced a 72-hour suspension of all programing by local broadcasters ZIK FM and Sen TV for “repeated breaches of ethics” that violated “principles of objectivity, neutrality, fairness, and balance,” according to a press release…

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Senegalese gendarme beat journalist Pape Malick Thiam, file charge of contempt

Dakar, April 19, 2022 — Senegalese authorities should drop their prosecution of journalist Pape Malick Thiam, ensure he can work free of intimidation, and hold those responsible for beating him to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Gendarme officers arrested Thiam, a reporter with the privately owned broadcaster 7TV, while he was on…

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Senegalese newspaper Les Echos office vandalized over COVID-19 report

On August 3, 2020, at least five individuals entered the office of the privately owned Les Echos newspaper in Dakar, Senegal, and destroyed at least $15,000 worth of equipment, including eight computers and a television, according to Alassane Dramé, a reporter with the paper who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, and a statement by…

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A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. (AFP/Seyllou)

Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama Gaye

New York, August 9, 2019–Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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After Charlie Hebdo attack, vigils, protests and publishing bans

Protests against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were held in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East and parts of Africa over the weekend, as crowds demonstrated against the magazine’s portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad, according to news reports.

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In Senegal, journalists convicted of defamation

A court in Dakar, the capital, on August 14, 2013, sentenced Mamadou Biaye, former editor of the private daily Le Quotidien, and Bastien David, an intern reporter for the paper, to one month in prison each on charges of criminal defamation, Agence France-Presse reported.

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Senegalese journalist handed suspended prison sentence

On December 18, 2012, a judge convicted editor El Malick Seck of weekly news magazine L’Exclusif of criminal defamation over a column critical of Sidy Lamine Niasse, the chief executive of private media group Walf, according to news reports.

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In Senegal, police question radio journalist

Police in Dakar, the capital, summoned Alassane Samba Diop, director of Radio Futurs Médias (RFM), for four hours of questioning on August 25, 2012, over an interview he broadcast the night before with the leader of a hardline Islamist group, according to news reports.

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CCTV's East Africa operations are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. (CCTV)

China’s media footprint in Kenya

Will China’s quickly expanding media presence in Africa result in a fresh, alternative, and balanced perspective on the continent–much as Al-Jazeera altered the broadcast landscape with the launch of its English service in 2006–or will it be essentially an exercise in propaganda?

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Video: Bocar Dieng on reporting Senegal’s elections

Political violence in Senegal from Committee to Protect Journalists on Vimeo.Last week’s unexpected coup d’etat in Mali somewhat overshadowed, in the international news cycle, a relatively peaceful transition of power in the neighboring democracy of Senegal. In a second-round vote, opposition leader Macky Sall on Sunday defeated his former mentor, 85-year-old incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade;…

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