Benin / Africa

Journalists attacked in Benin since 1992

  
A march against the beating of Journalists covering events. (Benoit Koffi)

Benin journalists protest attacks

Six associations of media professionals in Benin rallied Tuesday in Cotonou, the capital, in a protest march against what they called “the barbarity of security forces” against journalists.

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A drawing of slain editor Lasantha Wickramatunga stands in the lobby of The Sunday Leader. (CPJ)

Will impunity in media attacks ever end in Sri Lanka?

On Tuesday, I revisited three cases CPJ had investigated last year, dating from January 2009: the attack on Sirasa TV; the murder of newspaper editor Lasanatha Wickramatunga, and the violent attack on another editor, Upali Tennakoon and his wife, Dhammika. Last year’s report was called Failure to Investigate. Today, I’ll take a look at the implications of the…

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