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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Bapuwa Mwamba

July 8, 2006 3:40 AM ET

Mwamba, a Congolese journalist who worked for several local publications, was killed by unidentified gunmen who burst into his home in the capital, Kinshasa. He was shot in the leg and died from loss of blood on the way to...

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