Nassirou Diallo with Mohamed Keita/CPJ Africa Staff

Nassirou Diallo, a former reporter with Radio Nostalgie in Guinea who has been living in exile in Brooklyn, N.Y. since 2009, is an intern in CPJ's Africa program.

Gbagbo youth leader Charles Blé Goudé urges supporters to take up arms. (AFP/Sia Kambou)

In Ivory Coast, journalists pick sides or flee

Reporting on the power struggle in Ivory Coast is increasingly perilous, with journalists facing a climate of threats, intimidation, and attacks that has forced many to choose between adopting partisan coverage or fleeing to safety. “Here, we are in a situation where if you are not with one camp, then you are against them. You…

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Gabonese journalists at Radio TV Top Bendje, whose transmitters were disconnected during the 2009 elections. (Radio TV Top Bendje)

In Gabon, censorship lingers from 2009 vote

In Gabon, more than a year after the historic and contested presidential elections won by Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, the main radio and television stations of Ondimba’s two main opponents still face administrative obstructions imposed during the polls, according to interviews CPJ conducted with journalists and officials between July and September.

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