Yves Sorokobi

Eritrea and Ethiopia: War and Words

Two years after the end of a border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, journalists in both countries are struggling to do their jobs in increasingly repressive environments.

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Africa Analysis

Although the Kenya-based East African Standard, one of Africa’s oldest continuously published newspapers, marked its 100th anniversary in November, journalism remains a difficult profession on the continent, with adverse government policies and multifaceted economic woes still undermining the full development of African media.

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Sierra Leone Report: Identity Crisis

After years of war and civil unrest, peace and elections have given Sierra leone’s journalists a new set of issues to face.

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Mozambique Report: The Murder of Carlos Cardoso

IntroductionIn July 2001, a CPJ delegation visited the Mozambican capital, Maputo, to learn more about the murder of journalist Carlos Cardoso, who was gunned down in November 2000. The delegation included board member Clarence Page, a columnist with the Chicago Tribune; CPJ deputy director Joel Simon; Africa -program coordinator Yves Sorokobi; South African -journalist Phillip…

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O Assassinato de Carlos Cardoso

Um relatório especial elaborado pelo comité para a protecção dos jornalistas

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Africa Analysis

Silence reigned supreme in Eritrea, where the entire independent press was under a government ban and 11 journalists languished in jail at year’s end. Clamorous, deadly power struggles raged in Zimbabwe over land and access to information, and in Burundi over ethnicity and control of state resources. South Africa, Senegal, and Benin remained relatively liberal…

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Dangerous Assignments: Refuse to Forget

Burkina Faso’s ruling clan has endured two years of unrest sparked by the murder of a leading investigative journalist.

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Africa Analysis

PRESS COVERAGE OF ARMED CONFLICTS CONTINUED TO STIR THE HOSTILITY of governments and rebel factions alike and claim reporters’ lives, but the prominent role of the press in the often-volatile process of democratization also brought unprecedented challenges to journalists working in Africa. CPJ confirmed that in 2000, five journalists were killed specifically because of their…

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New Hope for Press Freedom in Africa?

Local leaders join global condemnation of Liberia for jailing Channel Four team

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Pulling the Plugs on Liberia

Charles Taylor, the former warlord who rules Liberia, has little tolerance for “anti-patriotic” media

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