Sierra Leone / 2008

Media advocacy group receives death threats in Sierra Leone

October 17, 2008 8:30 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2008--The director and a staff member of the Society for Democratic Initiatives (SDI), a Sierra Leone media advocacy group, say they are receiving death threats after publishing a report on press conditions late last month....

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Opposition Radio ordered shut down

May 8, 2008 12:00 PM ET

MAY 8, 2008 Posted June 6, 2008 Unity Radio CENSORED On May 8, 2008, the opposition-run Unity Radio station in Freetown was ordered shut down by the presidential press secretary, Sheka Tarawalie. Tarawalie said the station had installed an antenna that exceeded frequency regulations and was interfering with the airwaves...

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CPJ Impact

May 1, 2008 2:00 AM ET

May 2008 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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CPJ calls on Sierra Leone to decriminalize libel laws

March 17, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. President, We are writing to express our grave concern about the recent arrest of an editor and a publisher under criminal libel laws, despite your pledges to decriminalize libel cases in Sierra Leone.

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Editor detained under defamation law

February 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Editor detained under defamation law FEBRUARY 11, 2008Posted February 27, 2008 Jonathan Leigh, The Independent Observer HARASSED Freetown police arrested and detained the managing editor of the private daily The Independent Observer on 15 February on criminal libel charges....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:10 PM ET

When Press Freedom and Democracy Are Out of StepBy Tom RhodesBallots may have replaced bullets in much of Africa since the dawn of this new century, but one of the great political ironies for at least part of the continent has been a loss of press freedom following the voting....

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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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