Assaults on Journalists Mount

In countries ranging from Ethiopia and Burundi to Egypt and the Gambia, journalists are being jailed for long prison terms, arrested and even assaulted while interviewing newsmakers.



  • Burundi:   Court Drops Terror Charge But Jails Journalist

    CPJ, 8 January 2013

    An appeals court in Burundi today dropped terrorism charges against jailed journalist Hassan Ruvakuki and reduced his sentence from life to three years in prison, according to… Read more »

  • Burundi:   Court Jails Journalist

    RFI, 8 January 2013

    RFI journalist Hassan Ruvakuki was sentenced to three years in prison by a judge in Burundi on Tuesday, at the end of an appeal against an earlier life sentence. Read more »

  • Burundi:   Hardline Court Jails Journalist

    RSF, 8 January 2013

    Reporters Without Borders is deeply disappointed to learn that an appeal court in the central city of Gitega today imposed a three-year jail sentence on the journalist Hassan… Read more »



Photo: AllAfrica

Journalists at work.