Ivory Coast: Three journalists arrested

The editor, managing editor and publisher of an Ivory Coast newspaper have been arrested and charged with theft of official documents. The senior managers of the Nouveau Courrier d’Abidjan were arrested after they printed details of a classified government report into corruption in the cocoa and coffee industries. When the managing editor, well known blogger Théophile Kouamouo, refused to give the details of his sources he was placed in custody and later charged.  In a separate incident, the National Press Council (NPC) has imposed a fine of three million CFA francs on the publisher of the newspaper, Le Temps, for publishing the results of election opinion polls.