Program Coordinator: Julia Crawford
Research Associate: Alexis Arieff

Cases of attacks on the press in Africa in 2005

Cases of attacks on the press in Africa in 2004

Cases of attacks on the press in Africa in 2003

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from CPJ's annual report, Attacks on the Press 2004.

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Overview: Africa
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THE GAMBIA: One year later, murderers of leading editors still free
POSTED December 15, 2005

THE GAMBIA: Police bar journalists from site of editor's murder on 1st anniversary

POSTED December 16, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Two more journalists jailed on old charges

POSTED December 12, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Authorities seize independent publisher's passport
POSTED December 9, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Jailed journalist sentenced to eight months in prison
POSTED December 7, 2005

NIGERIA: CPJ calls on Obasanjo to free jailed journalist
POSTED December 7, 2005

NIGER: Two months in prison for defaming the State Treasurer
POSTED December 5, 2005

ERITREA: A 'freed' journalist is sent back to jail
POSTED December 5, 2005

SOMALIA: Journalist imprisoned for report on alleged arms dealing
POSTED December 1, 2005

SIERRA LEONE: Editor freed after a year in jail
POSTED November 30, 2005

CHAD: Radio director freed but faces expulsion from country
POSTED November 30, 2005

RWANDA: Journalist jailed for one year on contempt charge
POSTED November 29, 2005

UGANDA: CPJ urges Museveni to drop closure threats against media in Besigye case
POSTED November 29, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Two more journalists detained
POSTED November 28, 2005

ERITREA: Journalist freed without charge after four years in jail
POSTED November 21, 2005

NIGER: Journalist jailed for defamation
POSTED November 21, 2005

UGANDA: Government threatens to close independent daily
POSTED November 15, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Two more journalists detained in growing crackdown
POSTED November 14, 2005

CAMEROON: Australian freelancer released from police custody
POSTED November 14, 2005

CAMEROON: Australian journalist detained by police
POSTED November 11, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Journalists could face treason charge
POSTED November 10, 2005

ZAMBIA: Prominent editor charged with defaming the president
POSTED November 9, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: One journalist freed, another still in jail without charge
POSTED November 8, 2005

ETHIOPIA: CPJ protests government's wanted list of journalists
POSTED November 8, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Two journalists held as anti-government protests spread
POSTED November 4, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Journalist, wife slain
POSTED November 3, 2005

ETHIOPIA: CPJ condemns government threats against independent media
POSTED November 2, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Editor abducted after publishing corruption allegations
POSTED October 31, 2005

THE GAMBIA: CPJ concerned about harrassment of editor
POSTED October 27, 2005

THE GAMBIA: Government shutters Senegalese-owned radio station
POSTED October 24, 2005

NIGERIA: Private broadcasters forced off-air after reporting on deadly plane crash
POSTED October 24, 2005

SENEGAL: Police shut radio station, harass staff over interview with separatist
POSTED October 17, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Authorities harass, intimidate leaders of local journalists' association
POSTED October 13, 2005

NIGERIA: Publisher jailed over money laundering story
POSTED October 13, 2005

TOGO: Critical journalist badly beaten by unidentified assailants
POSTED October 11, 2005

SIERRA LEONE: One year later, an editor still jailed
POSTED October 4, 2005

CHAD: CPJ voices concern in meeting with Chad ambassador
POSTED October 3, 2005

SENEGAL: Three radio stations shuttered by religious leader
POSTED October 3, 2005

NIGER: Jail for reporting on corruption in famine aid distribution
POSTED September 29, 2005

SOMALIA: Radio journalist jailed for reports on Puntland prison
POSTED September 27, 2005

CHAD: Three journalists freed; another ordered expelled
POSTED September 26, 2005

RWANDA: Newspaper seized, editor questioned by police
POSTED September 20, 2005

ERITREA: CPJ demands government account for "disappeared" journalists
POSTED September 16, 2005

RWANDA: Journalist held after criticizing traditional court judges
POSTED September 15, 2005

CHAD: Journalist granted provisional release; three others remain jailed
POSTED September 8, 2005

CHAD: CPJ speaks with jailed journalist
POSTED September 1, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Journalist acquitted in important test case
POSTED August 31, 2005

GUINEA: Government to allow private broadcasting
POSTED August 30, 2005

SIERRA LEONE: Inquest says editor's death was manslaughter
POSTED August 29, 2005

NIGERIA: Security service agents raid private newspaper
POSTED August 26, 2005

IVORY COAST: Army head threatens closure of newspapers
POSTED August 25, 2005

CHAD: Media council lifts ban on independent radio station
POSTED August 24, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Newspaper distributor detained, released on bail
POSTED August 24, 2005

UGANDA: Suspended radio station is allowed back on air
POSTED August 19, 2005

CAMEROON: Independent newspaper targeted by army through the courts
POSTED August 19, 2005

UGANDA: CPJ condemns sedition charges against radio talk show host
POSTED August 15, 2005

CHAD: A fourth journalist is jailed for "inciting hatred"
POSTED August 15, 2005

UGANDA: A day after station is shut, talk show host is arrested
POSTED August 12, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Journalist for banned newspaper goes on trial
POSTED August 12, 2005

UGANDA: Radio station ordered closed after show on helicopter crash
POSTED August 11, 2005

GABON: Media council orders independent newspaper suspended
POSTED August 10, 2005

SOMALIA: Freed journalist expelled from Jowhar
POSTED August 9, 2005

BOTSWANA: Journalist's expulsion draws concern
POSTED August 9, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Journalist jailed for not identifying source
POSTED August 8, 2005

CHAD: Journalist sentenced to six months in jail
POSTED August 8, 2005

SOMALIA: Radio journalist arrested in Jowhar
POSTED August 3, 2005

SIERRA LEONE: CPJ calls for independent inquiry into editor's death
POSTED August 2, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Journalist detained by judicial police
POSTED July 29, 2005

IVORY COAST: State broadcaster told to stop opposition coverage
POSTED July 28, 2005

BURUNDI: Radio station resumes broadcasts
POSTED July 27, 2005

IVORY COAST: CPJ condemns attacks on private newspapers
POSTED July 26, 2005

BURUNDI: Independent radio station remains closed
POSTED July 25, 2005

BURUNDI: Police shutter independent radio station
POSTED July 22, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Media commission refuses to license banned newspapers
POSTED July 19, 2005

BURUNDI: Banned independent radio station stops broadcasts for two days
POSTED July 19, 2005

CHAD: Two journalists imprisoned for articles critical of the president
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POSTED July 18, 2005

BURUNDI: Independent radio station faces government ban
POSTED July 15, 2005

IVORY COAST: Radio France Internationale suspended
POSTED July 15, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Publisher enters 5th day of detention
POSTED July 15, 2005

CAMEROON: Government lifts ban on private radio station
POSTED July 14, 2005

SOMALIA: Two Puntland journalists freed but harassment continues
POSTED July 13, 2005

CAMEROON: Journalist imprisoned for reporting on corruption
July 11, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Authorities target journalists reporting on post-elections unrest
POSTED July 8, 2005

CHAD: CPJ condemns arrests, urges immediate dismissals
POSTED July 7, 2005

MALI: Radio journalist severely beaten by unidentified assailants
POSTED July 6, 2005

SOMALIA: Two journalists imprisoned in Puntland; radio station shuttered
POSTED July 5, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: CPJ condemns harassment of journalists covering opposition protests
POSTED June 30, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: CPJ protests wave of attacks on the press
POSTED June 28, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Four editors arrested, released on bail
POSTED June 28, 2005

SOMALIA: CPJ joins five groups demanding editor's release
POSTED June 28, 2005

ZAMBIA: CPJ concerned over harassment of radio host
POSTED June 27, 2005

NIGERIA: Police occupy journalists' union in Kogi state
POSTED June 24, 2005

BURUNDI: Journalist who said president ‘depressed’ is freed on bail
POSTED June 23, 2005

CHAD: Three journalists jailed on criminal charges
POSTED June 22, 2005

SIERRA LEONE: CPJ disturbed that jailed editor denied due process
POSTED June 22, 2005

SOMALIA: Puntland editor jailed after resuming publication
POSTED June 20, 2005

BURUNDI: CPJ concerned that journalist still jailed without charge
POSTED June 20, 2005

THE GAMBIA: CPJ outraged by conduct of probe into editor's murder
POSTED June 16, 2005

BURUNDI: Journalist arrested after reporting president 'depressed'
POSTED June 14, 2005

ETHIOPIA: Prominent newspaper distributor imprisoned
POSTED June 13, 2005

TANZANIA: Zanzibar government bans critical journalist from working
POSTED June 10, 2005

ETHIOPIA: CPJ deplores harassment, censorship
POSTED June 8, 2005

SOMALIA: Journalist shot dead covering protest
POSTED June 6, 2005

DRC: Uniformed assailants shoot at journalist
POSTED May 31, 2005

MADAGASCAR: CPJ demands action in Madagascar press freedom Cases
POSTED May 27, 2005

SOMALIA: Journalist shot and wounded in Mogadishu
POSTED May 26, 2005

SIERRA LEONE: Journalists detained, charged with "seditious libel"
POSTED May 25, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Police detain journalist who filmed raid on street vendors
POSTED May 19, 2005

DRC: CPJ outraged at forced closure of community radio station
POSTED May 18, 2005

TOGO: CPJ alarmed by censorship, attacks on Togolese press
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POSTED May 16, 2005

THE GAMBIA: The Independent forced to stop publishing
POSTED May 16, 2005

ZIMBABWE: High Court refuses to accredit Daily News journalists
POSTED May 12, 2005

CAMEROON: CPJ protests journalists' prison sentence
POSTED May 10, 2005

SOMALIA: Puntland shutters critical newspaper
POSTED May 6, 2005

NIGERIA: Publisher arrested after questioning first lady's house sales
POSTED May 5, 2005

SOMALIA: CPJ seeks to end harassment in Puntland
POSTED May 3, 2005

TOGO: Radio station shuttered
POSTED April 22, 2005

TOGO: Private broadcasters barred from election coverage
POSTED April 20, 2005

ZIMBABWE: British journalists acquitted, deported
POSTED April 15, 2005

GAMBIA: Murder, arson, repression thwart press
POSTED April 12, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Press freedom group threatened
POSTED April 11, 2005

KENYA: Judge acquits editor of criminal charges and creates new interpretation for media law
POSTED April 5, 2005

ZIMBABWE: British journalists face trial on accreditation charges
POSTED April 4, 2005

NIGER: CPJ condemns crackdown on media coverage
POSTED March 30, 2005

RWANDA: Editor's conviction upheld, sentence toughened
POSTED March 22, 2005

SOMALIA: CPJ writes to president about detained journalist
POSTED March 21, 2005

MALAWI: Two journalists released
POSTED March 16, 2005

THE GAMBIA: Government secretly enacts repressive media legislation
POSTED March 16 , 2005

MALAWI: Two journalists arrested after writing about president's fear of ghosts
POSTED March 15, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Supreme Court upholds repressive media law in Daily News case
POSTED March 14, 2005

ERITREA: VOA correspondent freed
POSTED March 3, 2005

ZIMBABWE: After just eight weeks, an independent newspaper is shuttered
POSTED February 28, 2005

THE GAMBIA: Suspect detained in connection with murder of veteran journalist
POSTED February 23, 2005

ZIMBABWE: CPJ protests journalists' harassment in run-up to elections
POSTED February 22, 2005

DJIBOUTI: CPJ condemns radio censorship
POSTED February 16, 2005

ZIMBABWE: CPJ concerned about harassment of international correspondents
POSTED February 15, 2005

TOGO: CPJ condemns government crackdown on private broadcasters
POSTED February 14, 2005

BURUNDI: Radio station and news agency suspended
POSTED February 14, 2005

TOGO: CPJ condemns a government crackdown on private broadcasters
POSTED February 14, 2005

POSTED February 11, 2005

TOGO: CPJ protests censorship and threats to private radio stations
POSTED February 10, 2005

SOMALIA: BBC producer killed outside Mogadishu hotel
POSTED February 9, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Journalist jailed in defamation case; CPJ seeks release
POSTED February 2, 2005

COMOROS: CPJ calls on government to lift news ban
POSTED February 1, 2005

MOZAMBIQUE: Fugitive in Cardoso murder returned to country
POSTED January 24, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: CPJ protests government restrictions on media content
POSTED January 21, 2005

CAMEROON: CPJ calls for release of jailed publication director
POSTED January 21, 2005

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: CPJ condemns prison sentence for journalist in hiding
POSTED January 18, 2005

ZIMBABWE: Mugabe signs repressive new media law
POSTED January 10, 2005

NIGERIA: CPJ condemns attack on journalists
POSTED January 6, 2005

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