Comoros

2006

Alerts   |   Comoros

Radio stations attacked ahead of general election

New York, May 9, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by attacks on radio stations in the Comoros in the run-up to May 14 federal elections in the Indian Ocean state. Unidentified assailants armed with machetes stormed two radio stations on the island of Grande Comore on May 5, forcing them off the air for 24 hours. The army shut down a radio station on the island of Mohéli more than a week ago, and it has not resumed broadcasting, local journalists told CPJ.
May 9, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Comoros

Director of independent weekly detained

MARCH 25, 2006
Posted April 19, 2006

Aboubacar Mchangama, L’Archipel

IMPRISONED, LEGAL ACTION

Mchangama, director of the independent weekly L’Archipel, was detained by paramilitary police, or gendarmes, for two days in the capital, Moroni, over an article detailing discontent among army officers. He was charged with “divulging military secrets,” according to the Panapress news agency.
March 25, 2006 12:00 PM ET
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