Senegal / 2008

In Senegal, editor sentenced to prison; convictions in newspaper raids

September 12, 2008 9:54 PM ET

New York, September 12, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a Senegalese judge’s decision today to sentence a newspaper editor to three years in prison on criminal charges in connection with an editorial about President Abdoulaye Wade and his son. Today's ruling came on the heels of Thursday's...

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Government vehicle seen in Senegalese newsroom attacks

August 20, 2008 4:42 AM ET

New York, August 19, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that a government vehicle was used to ransack the offices of two Senegalese independent newspapers on Sunday. The attacks came just three days after a top official threatened unspecified retaliation against the papers over critical stories. A...

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Government vehicle seen in Senegalese newsroom attacks

August 19, 2008 6:23 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that a government vehicle was used to ransack the offices of two Senegalese independent newspapers on Sunday. The attacks came just three days after a top official threatened unspecified retaliation against the papers over critical stories. A...

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Conditions for press in Senegal worsening

June 26, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. President, Following the brutal beating of two Senegalese journalists by police after a soccer match on Saturday, we are writing to express our alarm at an increasing pattern of physical attacks and threats against independent journalists in the line of duty in recent weeks and months. Thorough, transparent police investigations or prosecutions of these abuses have seldom taken place. We are deeply concerned about an ongoing culture of impunity for crimes against journalists.

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Third Senegalese journalist handed criminal libel sentence in a week

May 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists today reiterated a call to Senegalese authorities to end a pattern of criminal defamation prosecutions against the press after a court in the capital, Dakar, sentenced a journalist on Tuesday to a suspended prison term on a charge of “publishing false...

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CPJ condemns criminal defamation convictions in Senegal

May 15, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns criminal defamation convictions handed to two Senegalese journalists on Tuesday. The two were convicted for reporting on the contents of an anonymous letter critical of top security officials. A criminal court in the capital, Dakar, sentenced Director Jules Diop and...

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In Senegal, police hinder station’s coverage of violent protests

March 31, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2008—Police in the Senegalese capital of Dakar assaulted a reporter who was covering a violent anti-government protest on Sunday, according to local journalists and news reports. They later raided the reporter’s station and confiscated footage. Walf TV reporter Ousmane Mangane told CPJ that riot police used...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:59 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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