Guinea

2006

Case   |   Guinea

Newspaper suspended for two months, editor in hiding

November 27, 2006
Posted December 12, 2006

Kalum Express

CENSORED

Guinea’s National Communications Council (known by its French acronym CNC) suspended the private weekly, which is based in the capital Conakry, for two months over an editorial critical of the government, according to local journalists and the Media Foundation for West Africa.
November 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Guinea

Newspaper suspended for two months

July 19, 2006
Posted August 1, 2006

La Croisade

CENSORED

Guinea’s National Communications Council (known as the CNC) suspended La Croisade, a private publication published in the capital, Conakry, for two months starting on July 19. According to local journalists and the Media Foundation for West Africa, the suspension stemmed from an article linking the theft of two suitcases belonging to President Lansana Conté and the death of the president’s driver from an apparent heart attack.
July 19, 2006 12:00 PM ET

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African leaders urged to defend press freedom

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you as chairman of the African Union to discuss with your fellow heads of state and government at your summit in the Gambian capital, Banjul, from July 1, the need to defend press freedom on the continent.

June 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET

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The world's most censored countries

Charting the planet's 10 deepest information voids on World Press Freedom Day.

May 5, 2006 9:45 PM ET

Alerts   |   Guinea

Media council suspends newspaper for critical article

New York, May 4, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the recent suspension of the twice-monthly private newspaper L’Enquêteur by Guinea’s National Communications Council after it published an article critical of President Lansana Conté’s government. Council Chairman Boubacar Yacine Diallo confirmed to CPJ via e-mail that the paper was suspended for two months on April 27 for publishing allegedly “tendentious and unfounded information” that could endanger national unity and security.
May 4, 2006 12:00 PM ET
May 2, 2006 8:17 PM ET

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May 2, 2006 1:50 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Guinea

Newspaper suspended, journalists barred from working

New York, February 27, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is troubled by the National Communications Council's decision last Wednesday to suspend the private bimonthly Les Echos for two months and ban two of the newspaper's journalists from working during that time.

The decision by the government-controlled council cited "the publication of false news and an attack on the honor and dignity" of a government minister, Kiridi Bangoura. Bangoura brought a complaint against the newspaper after it published an article in the February 20 edition accusing him of "becoming rich off the back of Guineans."
February 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET
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