Thomas Dietrich

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On April 16, A Togolese court sentenced Thomas Dietrich, a freelance reporter, to a six-month suspended prison sentence for illegal entry and banned him from Togolese territory. (Screenshot: Thomas Dietrich/X)

Togo expels French journalist Thomas Dietrich, suspends foreign accreditations

Dakar, April 17, 2024—Togolese authorities must identify and hold accountable the law enforcement agents responsible for arresting and assaulting French journalist Thomas Dietrich and ensure both foreign and local journalists are able to freely report on political news, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a court in Togo’s capital Lomé sentenced…

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Still images from videos of attacks on journalists in Senegal. Photo credits from left to right: Third Journalist, Thomas Dietrich, Third Journalist

At least 25 journalists attacked, detained, or tear gassed in Senegal protests

Dakar, February 14, 2024—Senegalese authorities must identify and hold accountable police officers who attacked, harassed, and tear gassed or detained at least 25 journalists reporting on protests over the country’s delayed poll and allow the press to report the news safely and without fear of intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday. “Police…

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In Guinea, journalists censored, expelled, arrested

Dakar, January 31, 2024— Guinean authorities should immediately reverse the suspension of Dépêche Guinée and the privately owned news website’s publishing director, Abdoul Latif Diallo, ensure journalists are not expelled or arrested over critical coverage, and ensure unhindered access to social media platforms, news sites, and broadcasters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. “Guinean authorities…

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French police question journalist Thomas Dietrich over complaint by Chad official

On September 9, 2021, judicial police in Puteaux, a Paris suburb, questioned Thomas Dietrich, a reporter for the news website Le Média, about his recent encounter with a government official from the central African country of Chad, according to a statement by the local journalists’ union SNJ-CGT, a report by Le Média, and Dietrich, who…

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