Attacks on the Press   |   Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Attacks on the Press 2004: Africa Analysis

by Julia Crawford

With the rule of law weak in many African countries, journalists regularly battle threats and harassment, not only from governments but also from rogue elements, such as militias. Repressive legislation is used in many countries to silence journalists who write about sensitive topics such as corruption, mismanagement, and human rights abuses. If fewer journalists were killed or imprisoned in Africa than in some other regions in 2004--two were killed and 19 were behind bars for their work at year's end--the problems they face are insidious and ongoing.

Attacks on the Press   |   Mozambique

Attacks on the Press 2004: Mozambique


Mozambique's press has flourished since a devastating 16-year civil war ended in 1992. However, journalists are still haunted by the 2000 murder of Carlos Cardoso, who was killed for his aggressive investigative reporting on a 1996 corruption scandal involving the state-controlled Commercial Bank of Mozambique (BCM). Although those who carried out the murder were tried and convicted, local journalists are still concerned that the masterminds behind the crime remain at large.
March 14, 2005 11:21 AM ET


Case   |   Mozambique


JANUARY 27, 2005
Posted: February 2, 2005

Jeremias Langa, STV


Two men commandeered Langa's car in the capital, Maputo, forced him to drive around the city for a half hour, held guns to his head, and threatened to kill him, according to a statement from the private television station STV, where Langa works as news director. CPJ sources said they believed the attack was linked to Langa's journalistic work, which sometimes covers corruption.
January 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Mozambique

Fugitive in Cardoso murder returned to Mozambique

New York, January 24, 2005—A fugitive in the murder of investigative reporter Carlos Cardoso has been returned to Mozambique, where he faces a new trial in the November 2000 slaying. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the prompt prosecution and secure detention of Anibal Antonio dos Santos Junior, who has escaped from custody twice.
January 24, 2005 12:00 PM ET


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