Newspaper journalists detained illegally.

Newspaper journalists detained illegally.

01 Jan 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

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 OccurrenceCote d'Ivoire
Date of Occurrence01 Aug 2017
Legal FoundationsArticles 7 and 19 of the 2016 constitution. The 2004 press law.
Rights ImplicatedProtection from arbitrary arrest; freedom of expression. Protection of journalists in the pursuit of their work from judicial authorities.

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