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The editor of the Cameroon-based Génération Libre, François Fogno Fotso, has been detained since 5 September, and is being pressed to reveal sources for a story written about the alleged corruption of a tax official. Fotso was pushed to reveal the whereabouts of Boris Nembop, who wrote the August 2010 story, which
Cameroonian journalist Innocent Ebodé was abducted from his home in the Chadian capital N’Djamena on 21 December. A military source said that he is safe in Kousséri, across the border in Cameroon, but Ebodé’s family and lawyer have not heard from him. The abduction, said to be by two men
Journaliste en Danger is an organisation dedicated to the defence and promotion of press freedom, initially in the DRC and since May 2003 also in Burundi, Cameroon, Coorganisation Brazzaville, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Rwanda and Thad.
A vocal critic of a constitutional reform that will allow President Paul Biya to stand for another term in 2011 was arrested on Wednesday.
Journalists at Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) have been warned by management not to cover criticism of constitutional change.