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October 1, 2014

Republic of Congo expels another journalist from the country

Congolese authorities have expelled a Cameroonian journalist from the country. Elie Smith , who was attacked in his home in September, is the second journalist whom authorities have expelled from the Republic of Congo in a week, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Police on Friday went to Smith's office in the capital, Brazzaville, and ordered him to leave the country, citing an expulsion order signed by the interior minister forbidding him from returning to the Congo,... MORE
September 26, 2014

Congo expels critical female journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned Congolese authorities' decision to expel a freelance journalist from the country and calls on them to allow her to enter the country and report freely. Before her expulsion, Sadio Kante reported receiving threats in connection with a series of stories she published on the attack of another journalist. Kante was arrested on Monday and held overnight in the capital, Brazzaville, before being expelled to the Malian capital of Bamako early Tuesday... MORE
September 13, 2014

Armed men attack journalist in Brazzaville, Congo

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on authorities in the Congo to apprehend the perpetrators of an attack on Wednesday against a journalist in his home in Brazzaville. Elie Smith was threatened and held at gunpoint by unidentified men who he said also attacked his sister, according to news reports. Armed men in plainclothes stormed Smith's home early Wednesday, according to news reports. Smith, a Cameroonian citizen, is a journalist for pro-government broadcaster MNTV . In an... MORE