Newspaper journalists detained illegally.01 Jan 2019, by CS Database in
Incidents & Issues
Two reporters, Dan Opeli and Yves Kuyo, of Le Quotedien, an opposition newspaper, were arrested “on a charge of “divulging false news”, despite the 2004 press law that states that journalists cannot be detained for their work by judicial authorities, but can only be punished by the National Press Council.
Details of Occurrence
|Country of Occurrence||Cote d'Ivoire|
|Date of Occurrence||01 Aug 2017|
|Legal Foundations||Articles 7 and 19 of the 2016 constitution. The 2004 press law.|
|Rights Implicated||Protection from arbitrary arrest; freedom of expression. Protection of journalists in the pursuit of their work from judicial authorities.|