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AFRICA: The Region

African leaders urged to defend press freedom

LETTER
June 30, 2006

Attacks on the Press in 2005
Analysis: Lessons in Democracy, Pressure, and the Press

Attaques contre la presse en 2005
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Cases of attacks on the press in Africa
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BENIN

Journalists are released after 2 months in prison

NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2007


CPJ condemns jailing of two journalists for criminal libel
NEWS ALERT
December 4, 2006


Journalist questioned over critical articles
CASE
September 18, 2006


Journalists held over story on president's son
CASE
September 15, 2006


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BURKINA FASO

CPJ condemns dropped charges in Zongo case

NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2006


Journalist detained and harassed by security forces

CASE
April 20, 2006


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BURUNDI


Three radio journalists returned to prison after one-day trial

NEWS ALERT
December 14, 2006


Third radio journalist jailed in growing crackdown
NEWS ALERT
November 29, 2006

CPJ condemns imprisonment of two radio journalists
NEWS ALERT
November 22, 2006


Journalist freed after five months in jail

CASE
October 30, 2006


CPJ condemns continuing harrassment of radio journalists
NEWS ALERT
October 2, 2006


Government harrassment forces radio chief into hiding
NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2006


Journalist jailed for five months for remarks in a bar
NEWS ALERT
September 19, 2006


CPJ condemns partial closing of private radio station
NEWS ALERT
August 21, 2006


CPJ condemns harassment of radio director
NEWS ALERT
August 4, 2006


Journalist arrested for criticizing government
NEWS ALERT
June 1, 2006


Police attack journalists at ousted politician's press conference

NEWS ALERT
April 18, 2006


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CAMEROON

Journalist beaten unconscious by police

CASE
December 29, 2006


Journalist held over article criticizing the army

CASE
September 3, 2006


Newspaper directors sentenced to jail for defaming Finance Minister

CASE
May 2006


Journalist beaten at opposition rally
NEWS ALERT
May 1, 2006

Criminal cases draw concern

PROTEST LETTER
March 14, 2006


Radio station damaged in arson attack
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2006

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Minister threatens four journalists

CASE
December 27, 2006



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CHAD

Censorship draws deep concern
PROTEST LETTER
December 7, 2006

Journalist held and pressured to reveal sources

CASE
October 27, 2006


CPJ welcomes release of prominent radio journalist

NEWS ALERT
May 19, 2006


Radio director held incommunicado on eve of elections
NEWS ALERT
May 01, 2006


Rebels release radio journalist
CASE
April 17, 2006


Security forces detain, assault radio correspondent

CASE
April 15, 2006


Radio journalist seized by rebels
NEWS ALERT
April 12, 2006


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COMOROS

Radio stations attacked ahead of general election

NEWS ALERT
May 9, 2005

Director of independent weekly detained
CASE
March 25, 2006


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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Detained talk show host released
CASE
November 29, 2006


Detained cameraman released
CASE
November 29, 2006


Three journalists jailed in election aftermath
NEWS ALERT
November 28, 2006


Kinshasa editor released on bail
CASE
September 25, 2006


Journalist jailed for more than a week over corruption allegations

NEWS ALERT
September 20, 2006


Police holding three suspects in journalist's murder

NEWS ALERT
September 1, 2006


Journalist freed after nine months in jail
NEWS ALERT
August 4, 2006


Mob threatens photographer covering pre-election riot
NEWS ALERT
July 28, 2006


Radio correspondent jailed for two days for "insulting" governor
CASE
July 12, 2006


CPJ condemns murder of freelance journalist
NEWS ALERT
July 10, 2006


Journalist released after more than two months in jail

CASE
July 10, 2006


RFI correspondent expelled

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2006


Journalist convicted in secret in defamation case, JED says
NEWS ALERT
June 23, 2006


CPJ protests spate of press attacks
PROTEST LETTER
June 15, 2006


Journalist freed on bail, another remains in prison
NEWS ALERT
June 14, 2006


Journalist given three months' jail for defamation

NEWS ALERT
June 12, 2006


Journalist arrested after criticizing the police

NEWS ALERT
June 9, 2006


French radio reporter denied accreditation in run-up to election

NEWS ALERT
May 31, 2006


Journalist sentenced to six months for "insulting government"

NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


On eve of sentencing, CPJ urges acquittal for jailed journalist
NEWS ALERT
May 26, 2006


Attacks on the press rise in run-up to elections
NEWS ALERT
May 23, 2006


Journalist attacked in Bukavu
CASE
May 14, 2006


Journalist attacked by soldiers in Kisangani
CASE UPDATE
May 1, 2006


Newspaper director detained for three days over article criticizing a university
CASE UPDATE
April 25, 2006


Journalist jailed on defamation charges
NEWS ALERT
April 25, 2006


Journalist detained for three days

CASE
April 18, 2006


Jailed publisher ailing
NEWS ALERT
April 11, 2006


CPJ urges Kabila to scrap criminal sanctions for critical reporting
PROTEST LETTER
March 8, 2006


Radio station in eastern Congo resumes broadcasting
CASE UPDATE
February 15, 2006


In the wake of murder, safety concerns arise

PROTEST LETTER
February 10, 2006


Journalist jailed for more than a week for "insulting" an official

NEWS ALERT
February 7, 2006


Radio station resumes broadcasting
CASE UPDATE
February 2, 2006


Rebels force local radio station off the air

NEWS ALERT
January 31, 2006


Critical radio station closed in dispute over music royalties
NEWS ALERT
January 13, 2006

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DJIBOUTI

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA


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ERITREA

After five years, Eritrean journalists still jailed in secret prisons without due process
NEWS ALERT
September 15, 2006

Foreign journalists target of new restrictions
CASE
June 1, 2006


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ETHIOPIA

CPJ concerned about prison conditions for two journalists
LETTER
August 23, 2006


CPJ confirms treason charge filed against another journalist

NEWS ALERT
July 17, 2006


Critical Web sites inaccessible

NEWS ALERT
May 24, 2006


Editor jailed for ‘false news’ released pending appeal
CASE UPDATE
May 16, 2006


Another journalist jailed on years-old defamation charge
NEWS ALERT
May 12, 2006


New arrest takes number of jailed journalists to at least 17
CASE UPDATE
May 8, 2006


CPJ demands justice for journalists as treason trial resumes
NEWS ALERT
May 5, 2006


Two more journalists sentenced to jail on old charges
NEWS ALERT
April 25, 2006


Another journalist faces antistate charge
PROTEST LETTER
April 20, 2006


Court drops charges against five Voice of America journalists

NEWS ALERT
March 22, 2006


CPJ delegation finds that political divide ensnares the press
NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2006


Editor sentenced to prison; another freed on bail
NEWS ALERT
March 10, 2006


Prime minister pledges fair trials for jailed journalists

NEWS ALERT
March 9, 2006

British reporter unwelcome in Addis Ababa

NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


Two journalists jailed after press law convictions
NEWS ALERT
February 17, 2006


Internet reporter held without charge
NEWS ALERT
January 30, 2006


CPJ condemns explusion of leading foreign journalist
NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2006


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GABON

Editor released

CASE
November 7, 2006


Despite appeal, a journalist is suddenly jailed
NEWS ALERT
October 18, 2006


Ban on newspaper reduced
CASE
October 13, 2006


Newspaper handed 3-month ban for island dispute story
NEWS ALERT
October 2, 2006


Newspaper allowed to publish after long ban
CASE
July 10, 2006


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THE GAMBIA

Journalist released after nearly five months in detention
NEWS ALERT
October 12, 2006


TV producer reinstated

CASE
September 21, 2006


Jailed state TV journalist freed without charge and fired
NEWS ALERT
September 15, 2006


State TV reporter jailed after covering opposition campaign
NEWS ALERT
September 12, 2006


Two Nigerian journalists released after four days in detention
NEWS ALERT
July 30, 2006


Two more journalists said to be arrested as crackdown continues
NEWS ALERT
July 17, 2006

New wave of media repression after African Union summit

NEWS ALERT
July 14, 2006


African leaders urged to defend press freedom
LETTER
June 30, 2006

Independent reporter released on bail
NEWS ALERT
June 12, 2006


BBC reporters released; two journalists remain in detention

NEWS ALERT
June 6, 2006


BBC reporter arrested in widening crackdown
NEWS ALERT
June 1, 2006


Three journalists detained in crackdown on U.S.-hosted Web site
NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


Police summon Web site contributors

NEWS ALERT
May 26, 2006


Alarm grows as press conditions deteriorate

PROTEST LETTER
May 17, 2006


Police prevent Independent staff from reopening the paper
NEWS ALERT
April 25, 2006


The Independent allowed to reopen; reporter still held
NEWS ALERT
April 24, 2006


Two journalists released; third still in custody
NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2006


Third journalist from leading newspaper arrested
NEWS ALERT
April 12, 2006


CPJ delivers message to Gambian ambassador on detained journalists

NEWS ALERT
April 6, 2006


Journalists still held, raising alarm

PROTEST LETTER
March 31, 2006


Journalists, still held, say reasons for detention unclear
NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2006


Secuirty forces seal off leading newspaper, arrest staff

NEWS ALERT
March 28, 2006


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GUINEA

Newspaper suspended for two months, editor in hiding

CASE
November 27, 2006


Newspaper suspended for two months
NEWS ALERT
July 19, 2006


Media council suspends newspaper for critical article

NEWS ALERT
May 4, 2006


Newspaper suspended, journalists barred from working
NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2006


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GUINEA-BISSAU

Radio journalist beaten, detained

CASE
June 23, 2006


Radio station censored
CASE
January 11, 2006


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IVORY COAST

Journalists held over toxic waste report

CASE
September 12, 2006


French broadcaster allowed back on-air
CASE
May 18, 2006

France jails Ivoirian army officer over disappeared journalist
NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2006

Youth militia seize state broadcaster
NEWS ALERT
January 18, 2006

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KENYA

Charges against three journalists dropped by prosecutors
CASE
September 29, 2006


Security Minister threatens more raids on local media
CASE
May 15, 2006


Standard journalists charged with publishing “alarming rumor”

CASE UPDATE
May 12, 2006


Police raid newspaper
PROTEST LETTER
March 2, 2006


'Secret' presidential meeting lands journalists in custody

NEWS ALERT
February 28, 2006


Raids, arrests mark crackldown on 'alternative press'

NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2006


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LIBERIA

CPJ urges president to probe attacks on the press
LETTER
June 19, 2006


Journalist assaulted by security forces
CASE
May 24, 2006


Sports editor assaulted

CASE
March 10, 2006


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MALAWI


Two journalists charged with criminal libel

CASE
May 29, 2006


Journalist detained overnight, charged with criminal libel

CASE
May 8, 2006

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MALI


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MOZAMBIQUE

South African weekly journalists detained over critical report
CASE
December 8, 2006


Three journalists detained without charge

CASE
May 16, 2006


Prosecutor seeks charges against ex-president’s son in Cardoso murder

NEWS ALERT
May 11, 2006


CPJ welcomes second conviction of Carlos Cardoso's killer
NEWS ALERT
January 20, 2006


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NIGER

Three journalists are released from jail

NEWS ALERT
November 27, 2006


CPJ condemns continuing imprisonment of journalists
NEWS ALERT
September 25, 2006

A third journalist is sentenced to prison
NEWS ALERT
September 15, 2006


Two journalists sentenced to 18 months in jail
NEWS ALERT
September 5, 2006


CPJ condemns jailing of a third journalist

NEWS ALERT
September 1, 2006


CPJ condemns continuing detention of two journalists

NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2006


CPJ condemns jailing of two journalists

NEWS ALERT
August 7, 2006


Independent publication banned
CASE
June 28, 2006


Government blocks reporting on hunger

NEWS ALERT
April 5, 2006


Journalist freed after 18 days detention in libel case
NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2006


Journalist still in preventative detention on defamation charge
NEWS ALERT
February 14, 2006

Journalist sentenced to prison for defamation
NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


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NIGERIA

Veteran award-winning journalist is murdered
NEWS ALERT
December 26, 2006


One journalist still charged in sedition case
NEWS ALERT
October 12, 2006


Journalists freed on bail after more than two months in jail

NEWS ALERT
August 25, 2006


CPJ calls for release of two imprisoned journalists
NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2006


Journalists facing sedition charge released on bail

CASE
June 30, 2006


Two journalists charged with sedition over presidential jet story

NEWS ALERT
June 27, 2006


Television presenter rearrested, charged with sedition

NEWS ALERT
June 26, 2006

CPJ condemns detention of National Geographic photographer
NEWS ALERT
June 20, 2006


Security services arrest television presenter
NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2006


Security agents bar critical television documentary
CASE
May 14, 2006


Radio station’s political programs and call-in shows suspended
CASE
April 25, 2006


Publisher charged, harassed
CASE
April 12, 2006



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REPUBLIC OF CONGO


Newspaper director charged with “false news,” insulting the head of state
CASE UPDATE
May 01, 2006


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RWANDA


RFI taken off air after reports
CASE
November 27, 2006

Newspaper editor goes into hiding
NEWS ALERT
August 9, 2006


Journalist freed after 11 months in jail

NEWS ALERT
July 31, 2006


French radio correspondent expelled
NEWS ALERT
June 14, 2006


Editor of independent newpaper attacked
CASE
January 15, 2006


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SENEGAL

Journalists given suspended jail sentence for defamation
NEWS ALERT
September 6, 2006


Journalist convicted of defamation released
CASE
July 18, 2006


Journalist imprisoned in defamation case
NEWS ALERT
July 6. 2006


Journalist beaten after report criticizing religious leader

NEWS ALERT
May 5, 2006


Criminal case against prominent journalist dropped

NEWS ALERT
May 4, 2006


Newspaper director sentenced to six months for defamation

CASE
February 10, 2006


Charges against six journalists dropped
CASE UPDATE
January 11, 2006



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SIERRA LEONE

Prosecutor won't pursue manslaughter charges in journalist's death

NEWS ALERT
February 7, 2006


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SOMALIA

Two journalists held in Somaliland over critical report

NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2007

CPJ condemns rising attacks on the press and its leaders

NEWS ALERT
December 18, 2006

Mogadishu radio correspondent held in Puntland
NEWS ALERT
December 4, 2006


Journalist detained for three days
CASE
November 24, 2006

Journalists freed
CASE
November 1, 2006


Transitional government detains three radio journalists

NEWS ALERTS
October 25, 2006


Shuttered radio station goes back on air

CASE
October 3, 2006


Islamist militia closes private radio station
NEWS ALERTS
September 29, 2006


ICU authorities censor radio station, detain journalist

NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2006


Journalists' driver killed in ambush
NEWS ALERT
August 4, 2006


Radio correspondent detained
CASE
July 13, 2006


Online reporter arrested

CASE
June 26, 2006


CPJ condemns brutal murder of Swedish photographer

NEWS ALERT
June 23, 2006


Radio station closed, journalists harassed

NEWS ALERT
June 19, 2006


Newspaper editor detained overnight for critical article
CASE
June 18, 2006


Radio reporter assaulted twice by militias
CASE
June 1, 2006


Radio station closed, editor and technician arrested

CASE
January 14, 2006


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SOUTH AFRICA

Jailing of Jordanian editors for prophet cartoon draws alarm

A censorship order in South Africa
NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


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TOGO

Critical journalist badly beaten by unidentified assailants
NEWS ALERT
October 11, 2005

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UGANDA

Trial of Observer journalists suspended

CASE
June 30, 2006


Journalists on trial for "promoting sectarianism"

NEWS ALERT
June 8, 2006


Police close radio station after critical talk show

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2006


Canadian freelance journalist prevented from returning
NEWS ALERT
March 9, 2006


Police harass journalists over political talk show
NEWS ALERT
March 7, 2006


Newspaper's Web site and radio blocked during election vote count

NEWS ALERT
February 24, 2006


Critical Web site still blocked on eve of presidental election
NEWS ALERT
February 22, 2006


Journalists harassed for broadcasting " false news"

NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2006


Political influence seen in accreditation
PROTEST LETTER
January 24, 2006

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ZAMBIA

Two journalists arrested, charged for "false news"
CASE
March 11, 2006


State declines to prosecute journalist

CASE UPDATE
February 15, 2006

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ZIMBABWE

Reporter and cameraman fined for unauthorized filming

CASE
November 7, 2006


Charges dropped against Voice of the People employees
NEWS ALERT
September 25, 2006


Cameraman assaulted filming march

CASE
September 13, 2006


Overseas broadcaster reports jamming
CASE
July 10, 2006


Voice of America AM broadcasts jammed
NEWS ALERT
June 30, 2006


CPJ alarmed by bill to intercept communications

NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


Botswana TV crew arrested
NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2006


Former reporter attacked, threatened
CASE
February 16, 2006


High Court: News' license must be reconsidered
NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2006


Journalist released after three days in custody
CASE UPDATE
February 2, 2006


Voice of the People trustees charged
NEWS ALERT
January 24, 2006

Journalist jailed, threatened with charges
NEWS ALERT
January 20, 2006

CPJ protests continued censorship of Voice of the People
NEWS ALERT
January 18, 2006

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