Ndèye Astou Bâ

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Record number of journalists in Senegal’s jails amid political turmoil

Senegalese reporter Ndèye Maty Niang, also known as Maty Sarr Niang, would have likely jumped at the chance to report on the political crisis gripping her country since the president postponed elections in early February. But Niang can’t cover the news – she’s in a women’s prison awaiting trial. She’s not alone: Niang is one…

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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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