Archive for the 'Senegal' Category

SENEGAL – Tasers spread to Africa (2009-09-18)

Posted on September 18 2009 by admin

French Taser representative admits selling tasers to Senegal, claiming being used in UN peacekeeping in Darfur. Three Senegalese journalists report they have been tasered.COMMENTS/SUMMARY: French Taser representative admits selling tasers to Senegal, claiming being used in UN peacekeeping in Darfur. Three Senegalese journalists report they have been tasered.

SENEGAL: Attaques contre la presse en 2008 (Attacks against the press in 2008) (2009-02-16)

Posted on February 16 2009 by admin

[[GlobalShock: The situation in Senegal, once known as a haven of press freedom, has seriously deteriorated. Supporters of President Abdoulaye Wade and members of his government reacted to press criticisms with distorted rhetoric, physical and verbal aggression – including use of the taser – and criminal proceedings …References to the use of tasers on two […]

SENEGAL – Police Hinder Station’s Coverage of Violent Protests (2008-04-01)

Posted on April 1 2008 by admin

[[Opening paragraphs of an article published by the New York based Committee to Protect Journalists : “… Police in the Senegalese capital of Dakar assaulted a reporter who was covering a violent anti-government protest on Sunday, according to local journalists and news reports. They later raided the reporter’s station and confiscated footage.” The rest is […]

SENEGAL – Taser s’exporte en Afrique : Strip tease mène l’enquête (Tasers: Belgian TV programme « Strip-Tease » investigates) (2008-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2008 by admin

3-minute video of a French police taser-trainer training Senegalese security officers (police?) in taser use, including experiencing the taser themselves.