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CPJ concerned about detention of journalists and seizure of newspaper

November 21, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about the two-day detention of six journalists from the independent Rwandan newspaper Umuseso and the confiscation of the latest edition of the weekly. Editor Robert Sebufirira said he...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Rwanda

March 31, 2003 12:02 PM ET

Although Rwandan president Paul Kagame has been in power for nine years, in July, he canceled elections scheduled for 2003 because his government remains "in a transition phase." Despite almost a decade of rule, the Kagame administration has yet to...

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Journalists released

August 9, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 9, 2002—Three journalists who had been sentenced to 30 days of "preventative detention" were released on Wednesday, August 7, on the condition that they remain in the capital, Kigali, and report regularly to the police. However,...

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Three journalists sentenced to "preventative detention"

July 29, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about your government's continued harassment of independent journalists. On July 23, Robert Sebufirira, Elly MacDowell Kalisa, and Emmanuel Munyaneza, all journalists with the independent weekly Umuseso, were sentenced to 30 days of "preventative detention" by a court in Rwanda's capital, Kigali. They are currently in the city's central prison.

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Rwanda

March 19, 2001 12:02 PM ET

WHEN FORMER VICE PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT in April, he berated local reporters for exaggerating Rwanda's problems. Nevertheless, there were plenty of genuine problems for the country's media to report. In neighboring Tanzania, meanwhile, the International Criminal Tribunal...

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