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Editor released from prison after paying fine

first_img May 31, 2021 Find out more For more information about the Talla case, read the previous release . ———————————————————————————17.12.2009 – Newspaper publisher held for past week on charge of insulting presidentReporters Without Borders correspondent Jules Koum Koum managed to visit newspaper publisher Jean-Bosco Talla in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison today. Arrested a week ago, Talla was brought before a court in Mfoundi yesterday and pleaded not guilty to a charge of insulting President Paul Biya.“I just published passages from a book,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “I don’t see what crime I committed and I am therefore not worried.” Talla is due to appear in court again on 21 December.“We once again remind the Cameroonian authorities that there are never grounds for arresting a journalist in a defamation case,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for Talla’s immediate release.The publisher of the privately-owned weekly Germinal, Talla was arrested on 10 December and was taken to the State Secretariat for Defence (SED), a police unit tasked with combating organised crime. After being held there for four days, he was transferred on the evening of 14 December to Kondengui prison and was taken before the state prosecutor the next day.Talla was arrested for publishing passages from Ebale Angounou’s book “Blood for Blood” in issue No. 46 of Germinal. Banned by the Cameroonian authorities as libellous in 2001, the book claims that, before becoming president, Biya pledged fealty to his predecessor, Ahmadou Ahidjo, in a secret pact that was sealed by “a homosexual act.”A particularly combative journalist, Talla has been targeted by the authorities in the past. In July he reported receiving anonymous death threats a few days after the publication of a report by the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) about personal assets allegedly acquired by President Biya with public funds. Talla had helped to prepare the report.Another journalist is currently detained in Cameroon. It is Lewis Medjo, the publisher of the weekly La Détente Libre, who has been imprisoned in the southwestern city of Douala since 26 September 2008 for publishing a report about an alleged ploy by President Biya to get the supreme court president to retire early. A court sentenced him on 7 January to three years in prison and a fine of 2 million CFA francs (about 3,000 euros) on a charge of “disseminating false news.”The government continues to keep articles in the criminal code that punish press offences harshly. If a newspaper article is deemed to be libellous, sentences of up to several years in prison can be passed on its author or the newspaper’s publisher. News Organisation CameroonAfrica RSF_en January 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor released from prison after paying fine Receive email alerts May 19, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cameroon CameroonAfrica April 23, 2021 Find out more Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Jean-Bosco Talla, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Germinal, was released from Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison on 13 January after paying the fine imposed by a court on 28 December on a charge of insulting the president.Talla, who described himself as “calm,” told Agence France-Presse that Germinal would continue to be published “without any change to its editorial line.”——————————————————————————-29.12.2009 – Court stops short of jailing newspaper publisherA Yaoundé court yesterday sentenced newspaper publisher Jean-Bosco Talla to a suspended one-year jail term, three years of probation, a fine of 3 million CFA francs (4,500 euros) and court costs of 154,000 CFA francs (234 euros) on a charge of insulting the president. “The sentence is a relief inasmuch as Talla will not have to spend months in prison but he will have to live with a permanent threat that will force him to censor himself,” said Reporters Without Borders, which urges the Cameroonian authorities to fully decriminalise press offenses. “We hope that payment of the fine will allow him to be freed without delay.” Talla, who has been detained since 10 December, was taken back to Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison after yesterday’s hearing pending payment of the fine and costs. His lawyer, Jean-Marie Nouga, said he intended to appeal. News to go further News Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Newslast_img read more

Canal+ TV crew attacked by Le Pen security guards

first_img News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story RSF deplored the physical attack today on a Canal+ TV crew by security guards of the right-wing National Front party and warned that press freedom would be in danger if the party came to power. to go further RSF_en News RSF deplored the physical attack today on a Canal+ TV crew by security guards of the right-wing National Front party and warned that press freedom would be in danger if the party came to power.Journalist John-Paul Lepers was roughed up and technical assistant Yacine Ben Jannette forcibly expelled from the room during a press conference given by party leader Jean-Marie Le Pen at the Front’s headquarters in the Paris suburb of Saint-Cloud. “This is another act of physical intimidation of the media, especially of those considered most critical of the National Front,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Behind the respectable image the party has tried to foster in recent years, verbal and physical aggression towards the media is constant and even part of its propaganda.”Freedom of information, the key to any democracy, would obviously be the first victim if Le Pen came to power,” he warned.RSF notes that at least 15 journalists have been physically attacked while reporting on National Front activities between 1990 and 2000. The frequency of such attacks and threats, mainly by the party’s DPS security service, was the subject of a 16-page report by RSF in September 1996.RSF also notes that a former member of the DPS revealed in 1997 that files were kept on journalists who cover the party’s activities, along with their photos and personal details. Follow the news on France April 26, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canal+ TV crew attacked by Le Pen security guards June 4, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more