Valéry Gottingar Kaya-Whorr/CPJ Guest Blogger

The author (Courtesy Kaya-Whorr)

Chad’s vibrant press shook off chains of the state

When Chad proclaimed independence on August 11, 1960, I was still attending primary school and had never heard of journalism. I listened only to music on the radio. But there was euphoria everywhere in Sarh, south of Chad where I lived, and we sang and danced to the frenzied rhythm of “independence tcha tcha tcha”…

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