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Authorities investigate 3 Cape Verde journalists after reporting on police killing

Authorities in Cape Verde in January and February 2022 opened investigations into three journalists for “qualified disobedience,” in connection with their reporting on a classified investigation into a police killing, which allegedly involves a minister and, after seven years, produced no suspects, according to the journalists and news reports. On January 26, 2022, Hermínio Silves,…

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Cape Verde journalist Hermínio Silves summoned over reporting on alleged police abuses

New York, January 21, 2022 — Cape Verdean authorities must drop their investigation into journalist Hermínio Silves and should not compel journalists to disclose confidential information about their sources or criminalize the disclosure of information in the public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since early January, the attorney general’s office in Praia,…

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