Soleil Balanga

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CPJ Newsletter: March edition

February 29, 2016 12:39 PM ET

Landmark conviction in 2000 attack on Colombian journalist A Colombian court on February 26 convicted a former paramilitary fighter in the kidnapping and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya and sentenced him to 11 years in prison. The fighter, Alejandro...

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Court convicts suspect in murder of DRC journalist Soleil Balanga

February 23, 2016 2:34 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2016--A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday convicted a suspect of murdering journalist Soleil Balanga in April 2015, in Équateur province, according to a press release issued today by Journaliste en Danger, a...

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CPJ condemns murder of Congolese journalist in Equateur province

April 23, 2015 2:52 PM ET

New York, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Soleil Balanga, a journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and calls on Congolese authorities to ensure that they conduct a thorough investigation and that the perpetrator...

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Soleil Balanga

April 16, 2015 10:29 AM ET

Balanga, a radio reporter for the local station Monkoto Soso Aleli in the city of Monkoto, Equateur province, was killed by a single assailant early in the morning while walking home from work, according to the local station Radio Okapi...

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