ARCHIVES 2001


CPJ Africa Program Coordinator: YVES SOROKOBI
Researchers:
Adam Posluns, Wacuka Mungai


ANGOLA:  Rafael Marques forbidden to travel
Posted December 12, 2000  

MOZAMBIQUE :  Veteran Journalist Murdered
Posted November 27, 2000  
Read the related story Lonely Warrior in Dangerous Assignments.

ZIMBABWE:   Government to silence independent papers "once and for all"
Posted November 2, 2000  

ANGOLA:   Three journalists given suspended sentences
Posted October 30, 2000  

NIGER:   Three journalists jailed without charges over border dispute article
Posted October 27, 2000  

ZIMBABWE:   Soldiers assault four international journalists during riots
Posted October 19, 2000  

GHANA:  CPJ condemns excrement attack on independent press office
Posted October 12, 2000  

ZIMBABWE:   Police defied Supreme Court in raid on radio station
Posted October 6, 2000  

ANGOLA:   CPJ delegation criticizes government on press freedom
Posted October 4, 2000  

ZAMBIA:   ANGOLAN JOURNALIST FOUND DEAD IN ZAMBEZI RIVER
Posted October 3, 2000  

ZIMBABWE:  Government drags heels on private broadcast license
Posted Ocober 2, 2000  

DRC:   Editors facing death sentence get two years
Posted September 21, 2000  

ANGOLA:   New bill threatens press freedom
Posted September 13, 2000  

CÔTE D'IVOIRE:  Reporters' union calls for boycott of government after soldiers beat journalist
Posted Sept. 13, 2000   

MAURITIUS:  Newspaper offices besieged by angry supporters of prime minister
Posted Sept. 7, 2000
 
KENYA:  President moves to ban vernacular broadcasts
Posted Sept. 6, 2000   

MALI:  National Assembly member assaults journalist
Posted Sept. 1, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
DRC:  Two editors face death penalty for criticizing Kabila
Posted August 30, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
African leaders join outcry against Liberia:  A CPJ Briefing by Yves Sorokobi
Posted August 25, 2000   [Go to Briefing]
LIBERIA:  Channel Four journalists freed
Posted August 25, 2000   [more]
LIBERIA:  Judge denies bail to jailed Channel Four team
Posted August 23, 2000   [More]
LIBERIA:  Liberia charges Channel Four team with espionage
Posted August 22,2000   [More]
LIBERIA:  CPJ urges Liberia to release British news team
Posted August 21, 2000   [More]
THE GAMBIA:  CPJ outraged by arson attack against independent radio station
Posted August 15, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:  Thin-skinned officials target press
Posted August 15,2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
GUINEA:  Three foreign correspondents lose press accreditation on eve of politically sensitive trial
Posted August 10,2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Independent Press Threatened in Many Southern African Countries; Citing "Grave Concerns," CPJ Calls on SADC To Consider Press Freedom Records Of Member States
Posted August 3, 2000   [more]
KENYA:  Proposed licensing laws threaten independent media
Posted August 2, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
CAMEROON: Three journalists convicted of criminal libel for reporting on corruption at local trade union
Posted July 26, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
NIGERIA: Journalists face increasing violence and official hostility
Posted July 18, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
"Like a Walk in a Minefield":  Results of Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections signal new dangers for the independent press. By Ray Choto.
Posted July 13, 2000   [Read it in "Dangerous Assignments"]
SWAZILAND: PRESS FREEDOM ORGANIZATIONS ISSUE JOINT LETTER OF PROTEST
Posted July 12, 2000   [more]
THE GAMBIA: CPJ condemns press freedom violations
Posted July 10, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Junta cracks down on press after "failed coup"
Posted July 7, 2000   [more]
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Government announces plan to muzzle the press
Posted June 28, 2000   [more]
DRC: Two BBC journalists arrested near Kinshasa
Posted June 26, 2000   [more]
DRC: Journalist convicted of "insulting the army"
Posted June 26, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ANGOLA: Armed men threaten VOA office in Luanda
Posted June 23, 2000   [more]
ZIMBABWE: CPJ protests intimidation of journalists covering election
Posted June 21, 2000   [more]   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ZIMBABWE: Three journalists fined in criminal defamation case
Posted June 20, 2000   [more]
ANGOLA: Journalist threatened with eviction
Posted June 16, 2000   [more]
KENYA: Two journalists grilled over coverage of alleged police rape attempt
Posted June 14, 2000   [more]
KENYA: Student mob storms Nairobi newspaper office
Posted June 13, 2000   [more]
ZAMBIA: Government pursues espionage case against Post journalists
Posted June 13, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ZIMBABWE: SUPREME COURT DISMISSES CHARGES AGAINST TWO TORTURED JOURNALISTS
Posted June 5, 2000   [more]
PULLING THE PLUGS IN LIBERIA:  Charles Taylor, the former warlord who rules Liberia, has little tolerance for the "anti-patriotic" independent media. A CPJ Briefing by Yves Sorokobi
Posted May 26, 2000   [Go to Briefing]
SIERRA LEONE: Two journalists killed by gunfire; two others wounded
Posted May 25, 2000   [more]
SIERRA LEONE: 15 reporters killed because of their work since 1997; 13 by RUF rebels
Posted May 25, 2000   [more]
SIERRA LEONE: In climate of increasing press freedom violations, editor detained illegally
Posted May 18, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
LESOTHO: Independent radio station harassed over coverage of anti-government strike
Posted May 16, 2000   [more]
TOGO: CPJ ../protests government's use of criminal defamation laws to muzzle press
Posted May 10, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ZIMBABWE: AP photographer cleared of all charges, allowed to leave country
Posted May 3, 2000   [more]
DRC: Journalist faces fifth month in illegal detention
Posted May 3, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
COMMONWEALTH: CPJ ../protests conditions in Sierra Leone, Malaysia
Posted May 3, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ZIMBABWE: CPJ condemns harassment campaign against Daily News
Posted April 27, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ZIMBABWE: AP photographer arrested at site of Daily News bombing
Posted April 27, 2000   [more]
ANGOLA:  MUSSAMO TRIAL SET FOR APRIL 26
Posted April 19, 2000   [more]
BURKINA FASO: RADIO STATION BANNED FOR CRITICIZING GOVERNMENT INACTION IN ZONGO CASE
Posted April 18, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: SOLDIERS KIDNAP, TORTURE JOURNALIST
Posted April 14, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
NIGERIA: STATE CRACKS DOWN ON INDEPENDENT PRESS
Posted April 14, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
ANGOLA:  TWO JOURNALISTS CONVICTED OF DEFAMING OFFICIAL; TWO OTHERS TO BEGIN TRIAL
Posted April 12, 2000   [more]
THE GAMBIA:  RADIO JOURNALIST KILLED IN STUDENT DEMONSTRATION
Posted April 12, 2000   [more]
ANGOLA: CPJ PROTESTS MARQUES TRIAL CONVICTIONS
Posted April 5, 2000   [Read CPJ's protest letter]
CAMEROON:  JOURNALIST SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS FOR DEFAMATION
Posted April 5, 2000   [more]
UGANDA:  Two radio journalists prosecuted for broadcasting erroneous massacre report
Posted April 3, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
ANGOLA: MARQUES GETS SIX MONTHS FOR DEFAMING PRESIDENT
Posted March 31, 2000   [more]
ANGOLA:  JOURNALIST MUSSAMO RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER THREE MONTHS IN ILLEGAL DETENTION
Posted March 29, 2000   [more]
CÔTE D'IVOIRE:   Despite promises to respect press freedom, military regime cracks down on local media
Posted March 28, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
LIBERIA:   Two private radio stations shut down
Posted March 17, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
LIBERIA:  TWO RADIO STATIONS CLOSED
Posted March 15, 2000   [more]
DRC:   Editor who reported coup conspiracy faces death  
Posted March 13,2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
DRC:  EDITOR FACES DEATH PENALTY FOR REPORTING COUP PLOT
Posted March 13, 2000   [more]
CAMEROON:  RADIO JOURNALISTS HARASSED OVER HUMAN RIGHTS COVERAGE
Posted March 10, 2000   [more]
ANGOLA:  : MARQUES TRIAL ADJOURNED UNTIL MARCH 21
Posted March 10, 2000   [more] 
ANGOLA:  JAILED EDITOR'S FAMILY IN DIRE FINANCIAL NEED
Posted March 7, 2000   [more]
ANGOLA:   Outspoken journalist will be tried
Posted March 6, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]

SWAZILAND:   Media group closed for not revealing sources
Posted February 26, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter] 

ANGOLA:   Journalist jailed for unpublished article
Posted February 26, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
KENYA:   Journalist jailed for offending presidential guards
Posted February 25, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
GHANA: Editor threatened with sedition charges
Posted February 7, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
DRC: Systematic repression of media documented
Posted January 20, 2000  [CPJ Protest Letter]
ANGOLA: One of Africa's worse press freedom offenders  
Posted January 13, 2000 [CPJ Protest Letter]
PRESS THREATENED IN DRC, ANGOLA, BURUNDI: An Open Letter to Kofi Annan
Posted Jan. 11, 2000   [more]


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