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Glimmer of hope in Norbert Zongo murder case in Burkina Faso

December 14, 2015 2:09 PM ET

New York December 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the arrests on Saturday of three people in Burkina Faso in connection with the 1998 murder of Norbert Zongo, editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper L'Independant....

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Jailed Burkinabe journalist appeals to African Court

July 29, 2013 3:19 PM ET

Journalist Lohé Issa Konaté has been imprisoned in Burkina Faso since he was convicted in October of criminal defamation over articles in private weekly L'Ouragan alleging corruption and abuse of power at the office of the public prosecutor. In May,...

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Burkina Faso state media journalists protest censorship

July 16, 2013 2:25 PM ET

In Burkina Faso, tens of journalists from state media today held a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Communications in the capital Ouagadougou to protest what they deem to be excessive government censorship of news coverage....

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In Norbert Zongo case, 12 years of impunity

December 14, 2010 4:15 PM ET

For Geneviève Zongo, every December 13 revives excruciating memories of the loss of her husband Norbert Zongo, editor of the weekly L'Indépendant. He was assassinated in 1998 while investigating the murder of a driver working at Burkina Faso's presidential palace....

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Africa's path to press freedom goes online

August 12, 2010 12:27 PM ET

Fifty years ago, development journalism helped to silence dissenting voices: One had to rally to the fathers of the nation for the sake of national unity. Accordingly, the legacy of these 50 years of Francophone media in Africa is...

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Un journaliste gabonais condamné à une peine de prison avec sursis

10 juin 2010 15h02 ET

New York, le 10 juin 2010—Le Comité pour la protection des journalistes (CPJ) dénonce la condamnation cette semaine d’un journaliste gabonais à une peine de prison avec sursis pour un article ayant soulevé des interrogations au sujet de l'assassinat non...

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Jon Lee Anderson on courage and journalism

May 12, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Last week, I attended an unusual event called the Courage Forum at which half a dozen speakers, from tightrope artist Philippe Petit and Sudanese rapper Emmanuel Jal to Virgin founder and chairman Richard Branson, talked about about overcoming fear....

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Dix meurtres de journalistes non résolus

29 avril 2010 14h41 ET

Le CPJ défie 10 gouvernements du monde de rompre avec des dénis de justice et de mettre fin au phénomène de l’impunité New York,  le 29 avril 2010—Aux Philippines, des membres d’un clan politique massacrent plus de 30 professionnels des médias et se...

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Ten Journalist Murder Cases to Solve

April 29, 2010 12:01 AM ET

CPJ challenges authorities in 10 nations to bring justice and reverse culture of impunity New York, April 29, 2010—In the Philippines, political clan members slaughter more than 30 news media workers and dump their bodies in mass graves. In Sri...

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