Africa

2012

Alerts   |   Ivory Coast

CPJ welcomes Ivory Coast's release of Hermann Aboa

Hermann Aboa (CPJ)

New York, January 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Friday's decision by a judge in Abidjan to release on bail former Ivorian state television presenter Hermann Aboa and calls on prosecutors to drop the politicized charges against him.

Alerts   |   Somalia

Puntland must explain detention of journalists

Mohamed Ahmed (SBC Online)

New York, January 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland to explain why they have held two journalists without charge since Monday.

January 5, 2012 4:57 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Gabon

Two Gabon outlets suspended for opposition coverage

Opposition leader André Mba Obame addressed the nation Sunday via his broadcaster TV+. (CPJ)

New York, January 5, 2012--The government of Gabon, led by President Ali Bongo, on Tuesday imposed suspensions on a TV station and a newspaper for coverage of opposition leader André Mba Obame, according to local journalists and news reports.

January 5, 2012 4:15 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Democratic Republic of the Congo

In DRC, RFI suspended over elections coverage

Radio France Internationale broadcasts were suspended after the station covered the aftermath of the presidential elections between incumbent Kabila (left) and opposition leader Tshisekedi. (AFP)

New York, January 4, 2012--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo shut down broadcasts of the French government-funded Radio France Internationale over its coverage of the aftermath of the November 2011 presidential elections, news reports said.

January 4, 2012 4:24 PM ET

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Blog   |   South Africa

Remembering Henry Nxumalo, pioneer under apartheid

Henry Nxumalo in 1953. (Jurgen Schadeberg)

Just over 55 years ago, on New Year's Eve 1957, trailblazing South African journalist Henry Nxumalo was murdered while investigating suspicious deaths at an abortion clinic in Sophiatown, a suburb west of Johannesburg.

January 3, 2012 3:18 PM ET

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