Senegal / 2008

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Senegal attacks prompt worry, speculation

August 20, 2008 10:01 AM ET

In the Senegalese capital, Dakar, speculation surrounded Air Transport Minister Farba Senghor after unidentified men using a government vehicle ransacked the newsrooms of 24 Heures Chrono and L'As, two independent newspapers. The attacks came just three days after Senghor threatened unspecified retaliation against the papers over critical stories. CPJ...

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Rhetoric heats up against media in Senegal

August 8, 2008 5:44 PM ET

In Senegal, a fiery debate over press freedom has been pitting the independent press against the government in the aftermath of a brutal beating by police in June of two sports journalists after a soccer match. The incident, which came amid a flurry of threats and violence against independent...

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At NABJ, questions arise about Senegalese president

July 25, 2008 3:49 PM ET

Last week, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) invited Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade to speak about global climate change at its annual Unity Convention in Chicago, dubbed "the world's largest gathering of journalists of color." NABJ's description of Wade as "a leading spokesperson for democracy and development" hardly...

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