Bapuwa Mwamba

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CPJ mourns death of Congolese reporter

November 24, 2008 5:08 PM ET

New York, November 24, 2008--Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo should thoroughly and transparently investigate the killing of a radio reporter on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Three sentenced in Congolese journalist's murder

May 22, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, May 22, 2008--Three men accused of killing Congolese journalist Serge Maheshe in 2007 were convicted and sentenced to death, while two others were acquitted in a retrial that ended Wednesday. The trial failed to establish a clear motive...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Democratic Republic of Congo

February 5, 2008 11:32 AM ET

The historic November 2006 presidential election--the first since the country's independence from Belgium in 1960--was followed by a yearlong nationwide wave of media abuses as the new administration struggled with rampant unrest, insecurity, and impunity in attacks against media workers....

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In DRC, photojournalist assassinated

August 10, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2007— A respected freelance photojournalist in eastern DRC was gunned down on Thursday evening as he returned home from covering a local conference on environmental protection, local journalists told CPJ. CPJ is investigating whether Patrick Kikuku...

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Police in Congo arrest suspects in journalist’s murder

June 14, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 14, 2007— Police arrested two suspects today in the killing of a broadcaster for United Nations-sponsored Radio Okapi in the eastern border town of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the station’s journalists told CPJ. CPJ...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Democratic Republic of Congo

February 5, 2007 11:36 AM ET

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO The murder of freelance journalist Bapuwa Mwamba in the weeks before historic national elections cast a deep chill over the media, whose members were already subject to frequent attacks and intimidation. Mwamba was the second journalist...

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Police holding three suspects in journalist’s murder

September 1, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2006—Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo are holding a former soldier and two civilians in connection with the July 8 murder of freelance journalist Bapuwa Mwamba, according to the local press freedom group Journaliste en...

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Mob threatens photographer covering pre-election riot

July 28, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2006—Journalist Emmanuel Makila was surrounded by rioters and threatened with death after an election rally by presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba yesterday in Kinshasa. Makila, who works for private weeklies The Post and Révélateur, told the Committee...

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CPJ condemns murder of freelance journalist

July 10, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 10, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Bapuwa Mwamba, a Congolese journalist who worked for several local publications in the capital, Kinshasa. Mwamba was shot by unidentified gunmen who burst into his home July...

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