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President Kabbah signals he is finally ready to amend draconian defamation law

Reporters Without Borders voiced interest today at statements by Sierra Leonean officials that President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah is at last ready to (...)

Published on 12 October 2005 Read

Sierra Leone

Traditional chiefs threaten and humiliate radio journalist

Reacting to the intimidation and humiliation of a radio journalist by tribal elders in Kakua, the capital of the southern district of Bo, (...)

Published on 19 September 2005 Read

Sierra Leone

News media shaken by Harry Yansaneh’s death

An autopsy was carried out on 29 July on the body of Harry Yansaneh, the acting editor of the independent daily For Di People, who died the (...)

Published on 3 August 2005 Read

Sierra Leone

Charges dropped against The Trumpet journalists

All charges were dropped on 7 June against The Trumpet managing editor Sydney B. Pratt and reporter Dennis Jones, who were arrested on 24 May and (...)

Published on 9 June 2005 Read

Sierra Leone

Paul Kamara remains in prison on technicality

Newspaper editor Paul Kamara is still in prison because a judge rejected his release request on a very minor technicality. The judge, Akiiki (...)

Published on 25 April 2005 Read

Sierra Leone

Authorities hold magazine editor over weekend without good reason

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of magazine editor Olu Richie Awoonor Gordon for three days without charge in Freetown, (...)

Published on 15 February 2005 Read

Sierra Leone

Justice minister threatens to jail editor

Reporters Without Borders protested today at the authoritarian behaviour of Sierra Leone justice minister Fred M. Carew in threatening to jail (...)

Published on 21 October 2004 Read

Sierra Leone

Court gives editor four years in prison for libelling president

Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the Sierra Leone high court’s decision on 5 October to sentence Paul Kamara (photo), the (...)

Published on 7 October 2004 Read

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