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

Published 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 only available on paid subscription.]]

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.

Walf TV reporter Ousmane Mangane told CPJ that riot police used Tasers on him as he was attempting to interview an opposition member of parliament, Mously Diakhaté, on live television. Police spokesman Alioune Ndiaye said 24 arrests were made on Sunday after police dispersed the demonstration, which was led by consumer advocacy groups who were protesting against price hikes in food, fuel, and other basic staples.

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http://www.cpj.org/fr/2009/02/aop08-senegal.php

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