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Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses the nation at Palais du Peuple in the capital Kinshasa in April 2017. Agents from the Congolese military intelligence services accused journalist Willy Akonda of taking photographs that

DRC journalist detained, accused of “compromising” president over bread truck photos

New York, January 25, 2018–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, a reporter with the privately owned ACTUALITE.CD news outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Security forces detain protesters in Kinshasa, July 31, 2017. (Reuters/Kenny Katombe)

Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests

New York, August 3, 2017–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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