Moussa Kaka

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Attacks on the Press: Between Insurgents, Governments

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

The rise of extremist groups who target journalists is a potent risk. By Mohamed Keita...

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In Niger, a watchful press and a tolerant junta, for now

May 20, 2010 6:11 PM ET

When a coup occurs somewhere in the world, journalists are usually the first to be sidelined. Beyond the classic scene of a new leader addressing the nation and promising democracy, stability, and wealth, reporters are usually simply undesirable within...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Niger

February 10, 2009 12:20 AM ET

With a simmering insurgency in the north, a split within the ruling government, and talk of a constitutional amendment to allow President Mamadou Tandja to run for a third term in 2009, authorities increasingly tightened restrictions on the press. The...

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CPJ welcomes release of Moussa Kaka

October 8, 2008 4:27 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2008--The Committee to Protect Jounalists welcomes today's provisional release of veteran Nigerien journalist Moussa Kaka after more than a year behind bars on anti-state charges. An appeals court in the capital, Niamey, ordered Kaka's release...

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Niger broadcaster suspended; violations unspecified

August 20, 2008 9:35 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2008—Authorities in Niger summarily suspended a private broadcaster for a month citing unspecified regulatory violations, according to local journalists and news reports. The station has provided sympathetic coverage of the country’s former prime minister, now...

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Government ban on RFI lifted after 3 months

June 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

NIGER: June 12, 2008 Posted July 24, 2008 Original alert: March 13, 2008Radio France Internationale CENSORED French broadcaster Radio France Internationale resumed FM broadcasts in Niger following a three-month suspension imposed by Niger authorities in March, according to news reports....

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Niger renews suspension of RFI

March 13, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 13, 2008—Niger’s official media regulator summarily suspended on Wednesday the FM broadcasts of France-based Radio France Internationale (RFI) for three months. Authorities accused RFI of discrediting the government in connection with a day-long series of programs on...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Niger

February 5, 2008 10:44 AM ET

President Mamadou Tandja pledged in January that his government would not obstruct the press, but journalists in Niger faced threats and restrictions as the military tried to repress a budding Tuareg insurgency in the north. In a country that has...

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CPJ mourns the loss of Niger radio director

January 9, 2008 12:00 PM ET

CPJ mourns the loss of Niger radio director New York, January 9, 2008—CPJ mourns the untimely death of the director of Niger’s first independent radio station, Radio R & M (Radio and Music), based in the capital, Niamey, after his...

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Niger will take French journalists to court

December 21, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2007—Two French journalists detained since Monday in the capital, Niamey, will now be tried in court, an official announced today. Journalist Thomas Dandois and cameraman Pierre Creisson of Franco-German TV network Arte Television were arrested south...

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