Radio France Internationale

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CPJ calls on Mali to reverse ‘definitive’ suspension of RFI, France 24

New York, April 28, 2022 – Malian authorities should reverse the suspensions of French broadcasters Radio France Internationale and France 24, and allow the foreign press to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Mali’s Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization suspended both broadcasters on March 16, after accusing them of airing “false…

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Mali suspends RFI and France 24, bars local outlets from distributing their content

New York, March 18, 2022 — Malian authorities should reverse the suspension of French broadcasters Radio France Internationale (RFI) and France 24, and swiftly implement accreditation processes that ensure journalists are not barred from working in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Wednesday, March 16, Mali’s Ministry of Territorial Administration and…

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Russia-Ukraine watch

How the war is affecting press freedom in the region Updated May 26, 2022 Russia’s assault on Ukraine has included attacks on dozens of hospitals, The Associated Press reported. Amid the escalating humanitarian crisis that has displaced 12.8 million people according to United Nations figures, journalists are under threat in Russia, Ukraine, and other parts…

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Congolese authorities detain AFP correspondent Pierre Sosthène Kambidi without charge

New York, September 24, 2021 — Congolese authorities should immediately release journalist Pierre Sosthène Kambidi and ensure the press across the country can work without fear or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 20, plainclothes military officers arrested Kambidi, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and the local news website Actualite.cd, at…

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks during the launch ceremony on May 2, 2018, for the a constitutional referendum scheduled for May 17 that would allow him to remain in power for another 16 years. Burundian authorities today suspended the licensing for BBC and VOA, according to reports. (AFP/STR)

Burundi media regulator suspends BBC and VOA, warns other broadcasters

Nairobi, May 7, 2018–Authorities in Burundi should immediately lift a six-month licensing suspension imposed on radio broadcasts of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Burundi’s National Communication Council (CNC), the media industry regulator, on May 4 accused the two stations of breaching the country’s…

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A military court reduced Ahmed Abba's 10-year prison sentence on terror-related charges to 24 months. (Credit withheld)

Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian court reduces sentence on appeal

Durban, South Africa, December 21, 2017 — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s ruling by a Cameroonian military appeal court that should result in Radio France Internationale radio journalist Ahmed Abba’s immediate release from prison.

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CPJ urges President Macron to champion the protection of journalists in France and around the world

CPJ calls on President Macron of France to continue to champion the protection of journalists and press freedom at home and around the world.

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Security forces detain protesters in Kinshasa, July 31, 2017. (Reuters/Kenny Katombe)

Journalists detained, harassed, beaten covering Congo protests

New York, August 3, 2017–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should cease harassing and detaining journalists and should allow them to cover protests and other events of public interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Radio France Internationale correspondent in Cameroon held over a month, denied access to lawyer

New York, September 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the detention of a Nigerian journalist who has been held for more than a month in Cameroon and denied access to his lawyer for two weeks. CPJ also calls on Cameroonian authorities to explain the reason for Ahmed Abba’s detention and allow him…

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Esdras Ndikumana was detained and beaten for two hours after he photographed a scene at which a government official was killed. (AFP)

Burundi security agents attack journalist covering murder of top general

Nairobi, August 3, 2015–Burundi security forces detained and beat a journalist on Sunday while he was covering the assassination of a top general in the capital, Bujumbura, according to news reports and the journalist. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on Burundian authorities to launch a full and efficient investigation.

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