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DR Congo radio journalist detained after criticising poor state of roads

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has this week urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to immediately release radio journalist Benjamin Mutiya, a reporter for Radio Télévision Communautaire de Walikale (RTCWA), based in the war-torn North Kivu Province. Mutiya was arrested on December 14 by agents of the ANR (the national intelligence […]

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Journalists’ detention rises in Nigeria

At least 11 journalists, bloggers and media support staff are currently languishing in jail in Nigeria, as the government of Muhammadu Buhari steps up efforts to silence criticism and neutralise freedom of expression. Many observers continue to deplore the autocratic attitude of Buhari, a former general and dictator, who they believe has not been converted […]

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