Special Reports


A Flickering Flame: Norbert Zongo

By Tidiane Sy

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Senegal: Freedom … with limits

Senegal’s leaders promise new rights, while its laws deny them.

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Hunting the Dictator

On February 3, Senegalese authorities indicted former Chadian leader Hissene Habré for torture and other crimes perpetrated by his government in Chad between 1982 and 1990. That same day, the “African Pinochet” was placed under house arrest in the upscale Dakar neighborhood where he has lived for the past decade. It was the first time…

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African Journalists Strategize at WAJA Conference

For some delegates, just getting to the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) regional conference in Dakar, Senegal, was an impressive achievement. While his colleagues used more conventional modes of transportation, Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) president Frank Kposowa navigated his way out of the country by night in a hired motorized dugout canoe. The…

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Dangerous Assignments: Spring 1998

CPJ, Turkish Press council meet with Yilmaz to encourage Reform Representatives of CPJ and the Press council of Turkey met with Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, urging him to fulfill his promise to reform the Turkish press laws, and to review the cases of 12 imprisoned reporters and editors the two groups say have been convicted…

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