SOS Journalistes en Danger

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Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Lomé on Thursday. (AFP/Daniel Hayduk)

In Togo protests, journalists report being targeted by police

Abuja, Nigeria, January 14, 2013–At least four journalists were reported injured by police while covering an anti-government protest in Togo’s capital, Lomé, on Thursday, according to news reports. Several of the journalists, along with local press freedom group SOS Journalistes en Danger, said police had targeted a group of reporters with tear gas and rubber…

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Togolese journalists at Saturday's protest. (Sylvio Combey)

Togo journalists protest purported security threats

Dozens of Togolese journalists marched in the capital, Lomé, on Saturday to call attention to reported allegations that government security agents planned to retaliate against critical reporters. The allegations themselves are in dispute–the government called them “fabricated”–but they are set against a recent U.N. report expressing concern over the official use of arbitrary detention and…

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