Dutch Journalist arrested in Democratic Republic of Congo

Regulation & Policy

In December 2011, a Dutch journalist and her South African cameraman were arrested by soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday and released a few hours later. Anneke Verbraeken and the cameraman were detained in a hospital in the capital Kinshasa where they were filming the bodies of people killed during Friday's election disturbances. The situation was very tense, according to the Dutch journalist's lawyer, Jan Hofdijk. He says other foreigners were arrested, too. Ms. Verbraken works for several Dutch media, including Radio Netherlands Worldwide.