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Guinea-Bissau president threatens media, 30 armed men raid 2 state broadcasters

New York, February 16, 2024—Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló must withdraw his recent statements denigrating and threatening the media and ensure a credible investigation into two armed raids on public broadcasters and other recent attacks on the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.  CPJ also calls on Embaló to guarantee that journalists will…

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Guinea-Bissau’s Radio Capital FM silenced by authorities over licensing dispute

New York, April 27, 2023–Authorities in Guinea-Bissau should immediately allow the privately owned Radio Capital FM back on air and not use the late payment of license fees as a pretext to silence a critical media outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. In a January 9 letter, the Ministry of Media ordered Radio…

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Guinea-Bissau journalist goes into hiding after armed men seek to arrest him

On October 10, 2022, armed men in police uniform arrived at privately owned Rádio Galáxia de Pindjiguiti in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, to arrest Tiano Badjana, the station’s acting director. When they could not find him, they continued to his home, prompting the journalist to go into hiding, according to media reports and the journalist,…

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