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New SLAJ Executive Meets President Bio, Commends Government’s Efforts on Repeal of Criminal Libel Law

New SLAJ Executive Meets President Bio, Commends Government’s Efforts on Repeal of Criminal Libel Law

State House, Freetown, 4 December 2019 – The new executive of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, SLAJ, has met His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio for the first time to commend government’s efforts at repealing Part V of the 1965 Public Order Act that criminalises libel.

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PRESS RELEASE SLAJ Calls on Police and Politicians to Respect Media Freedom

Freetown: 13th November, 2019 The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is pleased to officially inform its membership and the general public that the journalist who was detained on Monday, 11th November 2019, by the Sierra Leone Police has been released on bail through the intervention of the Association and the Ministry of Information and Communications.

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In Sierra Leone; Police Arrest and Detained Journalist on orders from above

Police in Freetown last evening arrested and detained the managing editor of the Times SL newspaper  at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department.

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REPEALING CRIMINAL LIBEL LAW IN SIERRA LEONE: THE APPROACH AND OUTCOME

By Dr Francis Sowa A bill entitled ‘The Public Order (Amendment) Act, 2019’ has been gazetted.

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Director Of Culture at Tourism Ministry, Foday Jalloh Fools Police, Escapes from Custody

It has come to the notice of the general public that the Director of Culture at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Foday Jalloh who attacked a journalist and publisher of The Future newspaper, Moisa S. Keikura, succeeded at fooling the police to release him without appropriate bail conditions and even without him completing his statement at the police station ...

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Global impunity in journalist murders continues unabated

New York, October 29, 2019—Impunity in the cases of murdered journalists remains firmly entrenched in over a dozen countries, including those mired in conflict and democracies alike, the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Global Impunity Index, published today, found.

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Politicians threat to media freedom in Ghana — Graphic Business Editor

By Theophilus Yartey The Editor of the Graphic Business, Mr Theophilus Yartey, has said the ownership of media establishments by politicians and businessmen is a major factor threatening media independence and freedom in Ghana.

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Journalists fined, one jailed over criminal defamation complaint in Chad

A police officer is seen in N'Djamena, Chad, on July 11, 2015. A N'Djamena court recently charged two Chadian journalists with criminal defamation and sentenced one to jail. (Reuters/Moumine Ngarmbassa)

Dakar, September 25, 2019 — Authorities in Chad should not challenge the appeals of journalists Martin Inoua Doulguet and Abdramane Boukar Koyon, and should take immediate action to repeal legislation that criminalizes acts of journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Somaliland authorities block HadhwanaagNews website, arrest 2 employees

Police are seen in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on May 18, 2015. Hargeisa police recently arrested two employees of HadhwanaagNews after a court ordered the outlet's website to be blocked. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Nairobi, September 18, 2019 — Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately release two HadhwanaagNews employees and unblock the outlet’s website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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SLAJ Elects De Monk as New President

Journalists in Sierra Leone Saturday 13th July, 2019 elected the former Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists SLAJ, Ahmed Sahid Nasrallah De Monk as the new president of the association, replacing out gone president Kelvin Lewis at an election held in Freetown.

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