Press freedom clipps
BURKINA FASO: THREE YEARS OF IMPUNITY FOR JOURNALIST NORBERT ZONGO'S KILLERS
Three years ago, on 13 December 1998, Norbert Zongo, director of the weekly newspaper "L'Indépendant", was murdered on a road in southern Burkina Faso. RSF is stunned that the investigation is not progressing. The people behind the murder have not been troubled, thereby reinforcing the feeling that the justice system in Burkina Faso is seriously flawed. Further details: http://www.pambazuka.org/newsletter.php?id=4861
DRC: FRÉDÉRIC KITENGIE STILL IN DETENTION
Frédéric Kitengie was arrested in Kinshasa on 5 December by National Intelligence Agency (ANR)agents. Frédéric Kitengie was interrogated about an interview he did with Moïse Katumbi, president of the Congolese football team, who is also the brother of Katebe Katoto, a declared candidate for the presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has yet to be released. Further details: http://www.pambazuka.org/newsletter.php?id=4871
GUINEA: PHOTOGRAPHER ASSAULTED BY POLICE, RSF SAYS
The Paris-based journalist watchdog Reporters sans frontieres (RSF) has written to Security Minister, Ahmadou Camara, expressing its concern over a serious assault on a photographer carried out by members of the Guinean police force in the capital Conakry on 4 December.
MOZAMBIQUE: UNESCO'S RADIO PROJECTS
UNESCO is one of several development partners working to support the establishment of community radio in Mozambique. They are supporting 4 on-air stations, the creation of a women's community radio network and a national coordination forum for community radio, as well as working to establish 8 new community radio stations. This is part of UNESCO's 'Strengthening Democracy & Governance through Development of the Media in Mozambique' project.
NIGER: TIÉMOGO RELEASED
Abdoulaye Tiémogo, the publication director of the weekly magazine Canard Déchaîné was released from jail on Decemner 7. Tiémogo was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on 19 October for "defamation", and had been in detention for seven weeks. Further details: http://www.pambazuka.org/newsletter.php?id=4836
ZIMBABWE: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION CREATED
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) applauds the creation on December 7 of the Zimbabwe Foreign Correspondents Association (ZFCA), which has vowed to challenge a restrictive new press law in court. Further details: http://www.pambazuka.org/newsletter.php?id=4835