Serge Maheshe

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DRC journalist dies from wounds suffered in rebel attack

February 18, 2014 3:43 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2014--A journalist in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo died on Sunday from gunshot wounds he sustained in a shootout between Congolese troops and Ugandan rebels, according to news reports....

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In Bukavu courtroom, Namujimbo murder trial unfolds

March 31, 2010 10:21 AM ET

Didace Namujimbo, a journalist for Radio Okapi, was shot dead on the night of November 21, 2008. Now, after repeated delays, a military court in Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 16, 2010 12:40 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • RFI removed from FM frequencies; other stations censored.• Hundreds march in nine provinces to protest ongoing threats, violence. Key Statistic 3: Female journalists threatened with “a bullet to the head” after focusing their...

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Didace Namujimbo, the brother I lost in Bukavu

November 20, 2009 5:14 PM ET

I shall never forgive myself for having initiated and encouraged my younger brother, Didace Namujimbo, to take up journalism. Working for 21 years in Bukavu, a city nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Kivu, led me to cover...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 10, 2009 12:39 AM ET

Two years after transitioning to democracy in historic U.N.-backed elections, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of the most perilous countries in Africa for journalists. For the fourth consecutive year, a journalist was murdered in unclear circumstances, this...

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Three sentenced in Congolese journalist's murder

May 22, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, May 22, 2008--Three men accused of killing Congolese journalist Serge Maheshe in 2007 were convicted and sentenced to death, while two others were acquitted in a retrial that ended Wednesday. The trial failed to establish a clear motive...

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In DRC, photojournalist assassinated

August 10, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2007— A respected freelance photojournalist in eastern DRC was gunned down on Thursday evening as he returned home from covering a local conference on environmental protection, local journalists told CPJ. CPJ is investigating whether Patrick Kikuku...

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In DRC, a nationwide pattern of attacks raises alarm

June 27, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Mr. President, We are writing to express our alarm at a disturbing nationwide pattern of attacks on the news media. Since the arrival of your government on February 24, eight broadcasters were raided by government security forces in connection with their news coverage, and one journalist was killed amid increasingly insecure conditions, according to CPJ research. These events undermine Information Minister Toussaint Tshilombo's statement on World Press Freedom Day that press freedom is respected in the DRC.

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Police in Congo arrest suspects in journalist’s murder

June 14, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 14, 2007— Police arrested two suspects today in the killing of a broadcaster for United Nations-sponsored Radio Okapi in the eastern border town of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the station’s journalists told CPJ. CPJ...

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Serge Maheshe

June 13, 2007 11:36 AM ET

Maheshe, an editor and reporter for U.N.-sponsored Radio Okapi in the eastern border town of Bukavu, was gunned down as he was preparing to board a U.N vehicle with two friends, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. The...

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