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Senegalese reporter Ndèye Maty Niang, also known as Maty Sarr Niang, celebrates after being released on March 12. (Screenshot: Pulse Senegal/YouTube)

CPJ calls on Senegal’s presidential candidates for press freedom reforms as 5 journalists freed

Dakar, March 19, 2024—Presidential candidates in Senegal’s elections on Sunday should commit to decriminalizing journalism and dropping all legal proceedings against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Senegalese are due to vote on March 24, with 19 candidates vying to lead the country, after a last-minute delay to the poll in February triggered protests. The current president, Macky Sall,…

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Four Allô Sénégal journalists detained, charged with defamation and incitement following minister’s complaint

Dakar, December 20, 2023—Senegalese authorities should unconditionally release four journalists from the online news outlet Allô Sénégal, who are detained on defamation and incitement charges, and stop criminalizing the work of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Agents from the Criminal Investigations Division (DIC), a branch of the Senegalese police, arrested six…

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