Jean Hélène

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Africa Developments

February 10, 2009 12:53 AM ET

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Ivorian government indefinitely suspends RFI

February 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET

  New York, February 5, 2008—Authorities in the Ivorian economic capital of Abidjan indefinitely suspended the FM broadcasts of France-based Radio France Internationale (RFI) on Friday. The reason given was the absence of a permanent correspondent in country, according to...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Ivory Coast

February 5, 2007 11:27 AM ET

IVORY COAST The news media were caught in the middle of political tensions that have split the country between a government-ruled south and a rebel-held north since 2002. In the south and west, militant groups harassed, intimidated, and attacked media...

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French broadcaster allowed back on-air

May 18, 2006 12:00 PM ET

May 12, 2006 Original Case: July 13, 2005 Radio France Internationale (RFI) CENSORED On May 12, Ivory Coast’s National Council on Audiovisual Communication (CNCA), a media regulatory agency, lifted a 10-month ban on RFI’s FM broadcasts in Abidjan following negotiations...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Ivory Coast

February 16, 2006 11:27 AM ET

IVORY COAST In a climate of violence and political tension, journalists were frequently threatened, assaulted, and censored. The country has been divided since a 2002 uprising into a rebel-held north and government-held south. Some 10,000 French and United Nations peacekeepers...

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Radio France Internationale suspended

July 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2005—A media regulatory agency has ordered Radio France Internationale (RFI) to halt its broadcasts in Ivory Coast until it retracts two disputed reports and pays a fine. The order is the latest incident pitting Ivoirian authorities...

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Disappeared: Guy-André Kieffer missing in Ivory Coast

May 17, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Politics, money, and the press stir a mysterious case. By Julia Crawford...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Africa Analysis

March 14, 2005 11:57 AM ET

Overviewby Julia Crawford With the rule of law weak in many African countries, journalists regularly battle threats and harassment, not only from governments but also from rogue elements, such as militias. Repressive legislation is used in many countries to silence...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Ivory Coast

March 14, 2005 11:27 AM ET

Ivory Coast Although legislation passed at the end of 2004 eliminated criminal penalties for most press offenses, journalists in Ivory Coast face much more immediate and dangerous threats, including harassment and violence, amid the political tension and uncertainty that have...

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April 21, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 21, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply troubled by the disappearance of French-Canadian freelance journalist Guy-André Kieffer, one of the few foreign investigative reporters still based in Ivory Coast. Kieffer had been receiving death threats...

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