Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation

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A police officer is seen in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on March 27, 2015. Journalists covering a local politician were recently attacked in two separate incidents in Sierra Leone. (AP/Michael Duff)

Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone

Abuja, January 10, 2020 — Authorities in Sierra Leone should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering local politics, and should ensure that reporters can do their jobs safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on March 26, 2018. Presidential bodyguards recently attacked a group of journalists in Freetown. (Reuters/Olivia Acland)

Three journalists beaten by Sierra Leone presidential bodyguards in September

On September 8, 2019, bodyguards of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio attacked three journalists who were covering a football match in Freetown, the capital, according to the journalists, who spoke to CPJ, and news reports.

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