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Burkina Faso's interim President Ibrahim Traoré, shown here attending a Russia-Africa summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on July 28, 2023, has led the country since seizing power during a September 2022 coup. Burkinabe authorities have suspended several international media outlets for reporting on military misconduct allegations. (Photo: Donat Sorokin/TASS)

Burkina Faso’s media regulator suspends BBC Africa and Voice of America

Dakar, 26 April 2024– The Burkinabe authorities should immediately lift the suspension of BBC Africa and Voice of America, and reverse the directive seeking to control local outlets’ coverage, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday. On Thursday, the Superior Council of Communication (CSC), Burkina Faso’s media regulator, suspended the British government-funded BBC Afrique…

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CPJ urges Sudan authorities to end suspensions of 3 news outlets

New York, April 3, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that the Sudanese Ministry of Media and Culture has suspended the work of news outlets Sky News Arabia, Al Arabiya, and Al Hadath in Sudan and urges authorities to allow the channels to resume operating.  On Tuesday, Sudan’s Ministry of Media and Culture suspended…

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Guinean radio and TV broadcasters and social media sites blocked

Dakar, December 15, 2023—Guinean authorities should immediately end broadcasting blocks on at least four radio and television outlets and restore access to all social media and online communication platforms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Friday. On December 6, the High Authority of Communication (HAC), Guinea’s media regulator, ordered Canal+, a French distributor in…

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Namibia’s New Era newspaper suspends managing editor after editorial criticizes judiciary

Lusaka, October 13, 2023—The management of Namibia’s New Era newspaper should immediately rescind the suspension of the paper’s managing editor Johnathan Beukes and allow the state-owned media outlet to operate independently, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On September 29, Christof Maletsky, CEO of state-owned New Era Publication Corporation, which publishes the daily newspaper,…

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Gabon authorities suspend 3 French broadcasters, block internet during elections

Dakar, August 28, 2023—Gabonese authorities must reverse their suspension of French broadcasters France 24, Radio France Internationale, and TV5 Monde and refrain from further disrupting public access to the internet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Amid elections on Saturday, August 26, Gabonese authorities implemented a curfew and blocked internet access to prevent the…

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Chadian news website Alwihda Info suspended over coverage of president

Dakar, August 25, 2023 – The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called for authorities in Chad to immediately reverse the suspension of the privately owned ​​news website Alwihda Info and stop censoring news outlets for their work. “Chadian authorities should reverse their decision to suspend Alwihda Info at once and ensure media outlets do…

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Benin and Burkina Faso suspend media outlets over coverage of Niger coup

Dakar, August 15, 2023—Authorities in Benin and Burkina Faso must immediately lift their respective suspensions of La Gazette du Golfe and Radio Oméga, and allow the media to report without fear on regional politics, including the coup in Niger, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On August 8, Benin’s High Authority for Audiovisual and…

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Turkey suspends critical outlet TELE1 for a week

Istanbul, August 8, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned a court’s implementation of a seven-day suspension of critical online outlet and TV broadcaster TELE1 following an order by the official media watchdog the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK). “The court-imposed suspension of TELE1 due to an RTÜK order, along with the imprisonment of the outlet’s…

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Burkina Faso suspends third French media outlet in under 8 months

Dakar, July 17, 2023—Burkinabè authorities should immediately reverse the suspension of French television news channel La Chaîne Info (LCI) and stop censoring local and foreign media coverage of the jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso and the Sahel region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On June 23, Burkina Faso’s media regulator, the Superior Council…

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Senegalese broadcaster Walf TV suspended for 1 month, threatened with permanent license revocation

On June 1, 2023, Senegalese Minister of Communication, Telecommunications, and Digital Economy Moussa Bocar Thiam ordered a 30-day suspension of Walf TV, the television broadcast service of the privately owned media group Wal Fadjri, over its coverage of ongoing countrywide protests.  Authorities cut off Walf TV’s broadcast signal on June 1 and restored broadcasts on…

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