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Headshot of Congolese journalist Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala (Photo courtesy of Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala)

CPJ alarmed by ongoing detention of DRC journalist Stanis Bujakera

New York, November 8, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities’ insistence on keeping journalist Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala behind bars and urges the approval of a second expert opinion on the evidence presented against him in the interest of fairness. On Tuesday, the Kinshasa/Gombe court rejected Bujakera’s third…

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Authorities arrested journalist Blaise Mabala and accused him of insulting a provincial government official during his October 18, 2023, radio program. (Photo credit: Blaise Mabala)

DRC journalist Blaise Mabala accused of insulting a provincial government official

Kinshasa, October 31, 2023—Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release and drop their criminal prosecution against journalists Blaise Mabala and Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On October 20, an officer with the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) arrested Mabala, radio coordinator with the privately owned Même Morale FM…

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