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Niger: Broadcaster Ordered to Suspend Operations

(Aug. 29, 2008) On August 19, 2008, the Higher Council for Communications, the media regulatory body of Niger, ordered a radio and television broadcast company to suspend operations for a month. The broadcaster, Dounia, based in the capital city, Niamey, was not given any explanation beyond the statement that it had failed to “respect the […]

Niger: Reporters Without Borders Seeks Journalist’s Release

(Nov. 2, 2007) Moussa Kaka, director of the private Radio Saraounia and a correspondent in Niger of Radio France Internationale (RFI) and of the international, nonprofit, journalist rights organization Reporters Without Borders, was arrested on September 20, 2007, and is being held in detention. Kaka may be charged with breaching national security and his arrest […]