Open letter addressed to Affoussiata Bamba Lamine

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information October 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF_en Affoussiata Bamba Lamine Minister of Communication PO Box V 138 ABIDJAN 01 IVORY COAST Paris, 3 June 2014 Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to express its astonishment at reading the letter you wrote to your counterpart in Benin on 14 May asking him to “put a stop” to the programmes Devoir de Vérité and Devoir de Vérité Actu.The two programmes were subsequently suspended on 30 May at the behest of the High Authority on Broadcasting and Communication of Benin.We are fully aware of the partisan nature and one-sided presentation of these two programmes, but we do not think that this justified such interference in the activities of privately-owned broadcasters in a neighbouring country.At my meeting with President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on 12 May, he said he wanted to open up broadcasting in Ivory Coast even if, in his view, the political climate was not yet “favourable.” Given your president’s clear preference for pluralism and openness, how can you justify this complaint?When the Ivorian broadcasting sector is opened up after the 2015 elections, as President Ouattara has pledged, the government will almost certainly hear very critical opinions being expressed. What will the Ministry of Communication’s response then be? To silence these dissident voices without going through legal channels?We urge you to reaffirm you commitment to broadcast media pluralism without delay, and to refrain from any further interventionist measures.I thank you in advance for the attention you will give to our requests.Sincerely, Related documents open_letter_addressed_to_affoussiata_bamba_lamine.pdfPDF – 246.56 KB RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections June 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter addressed to Affoussiata Bamba Lamine November 27, 2020 Find out more Reportscenter_img Christophe Deloire Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Subject: Violation of media pluralism News CC/ Komi Koutché, Minister of Communication, Republic of Benin Charles Providence Gomis, Ivory Coast Ambassador to France Amadou Coulibaly, Communication Advisor for Broadcasting and Information Technologies, Presidency of the Republic, Ivory Coast Théophile Nata, President of the High Authority for Broadcasting and Communication, Republic of Benin Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Receive email alertslast_img read more

Radio reporter held by Al-Shabaab militia for past three days

first_img RSF_en News News Receive email alerts Organisation February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region January 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somaliacenter_img March 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders joins its partner organisation in Somalia, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), in expressing deep concern about the fate of Ali Yusuf Adan, a journalist who was arrested on 21 February in an area controlled by the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab.“Al-Shabaab, which we have already classified as a ‘Predator of Press Freedom,’ has added yet another misdeed to the long list of violations of free expression that it has already committed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We condemn this arrest and call for the journalist’s immediate release.”Adan is Radio Somaliweyn’s correspondent in Wanlaweyn, the southern region where he was reportedly arrested over a comment he made on 20 February about a murder by an Al-Shabaab member. He is now believed to be in a prison in the nearby city of Merca.We are unfortunately still without news of him.For more information, see the NUSOJ release: News Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter held by Al-Shabaab militia for past three days Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica last_img read more