Didace Namujimbo

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In Bukavu courtroom, Namujimbo murder trial unfolds

March 31, 2010 10:21 AM ET

Didace Namujimbo, a journalist for Radio Okapi, was shot dead on the night of November 21, 2008. Now, after repeated delays, a military court in Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 16, 2010 12:40 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • RFI removed from FM frequencies; other stations censored.• Hundreds march in nine provinces to protest ongoing threats, violence. Key Statistic 3: Female journalists threatened with “a bullet to the head” after focusing their...

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Didace Namujimbo, the brother I lost in Bukavu

November 20, 2009 5:14 PM ET

I shall never forgive myself for having initiated and encouraged my younger brother, Didace Namujimbo, to take up journalism. Working for 21 years in Bukavu, a city nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Kivu, led me to cover...

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Q&A: Breaking gender boundaries in volatile eastern Congo

May 20, 2009 4:53 PM ET

Franchou Namegabe Nabintu, an award-winning journalist from the Democratic Republic of Congo, operates in one of the most dangerous regions for journalists in Africa. She is a founding member of the South Kivu's Association of Women Journalists (AFEM), which has trained female...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 10, 2009 12:39 AM ET

Two years after transitioning to democracy in historic U.N.-backed elections, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of the most perilous countries in Africa for journalists. For the fourth consecutive year, a journalist was murdered in unclear circumstances, this...

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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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Didace Namujimbo

November 21, 2008 12:50 PM ET

Namujimbo, a reporter for U.N.-sponsored Radio Okapi, was shot at close range near his home around 9:30 p.m. in Bukavu, capital city of the eastern province of South Kivu. Bukavu prosecutor Jacques Melimeli told Radio Okapi that the journalist was...

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