In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Côte d’Ivoire: The New York-based Committee to protect Journalists [CPJ] stated that thirty people were killed recently when they marched on the offices of the state-controlled television station to demand the resignation of its director. Mohamed Keita, of CPJ said he is still concerned about the fates of jailed journalists Aboubacar Sanogo and Yayoro Charles Lopez Kangbé of rebel-controlled station TV Notre Patrie who have spent 20 days in military custody without charge. Recently, armed militia attacked a broadcast station housing a transmitter of the state Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne in the Abobo district in Abidjan.

- In Somalia on March 22, 2011, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly protests violent attacks against TV journalists in Las Anod town by the Somaliland troops. Mohamed Abdinur Hashi and Mohamed Shaqale, were attacked on Tuesday in Las Anod by Somaliland soldiers for filing reports that Somaliland army deemed contrary to the their forces.  Mohamed Hashi was arrested, while Mohamed Shaqale is in hiding  but his laptop computer, camera and recorders were confiscated. Somaliland forces are reportedly searching him in Las Anod.