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Court: Burkina Faso must investigate journalist’s 1998 death

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the African Court for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR)’s decision to reopen the investigation into the death of Norbert Zongo, an investigative reporter killed nearly 17 years ago, and three companions killed with him. The ACHPR ruled that the Burkina Faso government must search for the killers and […]

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African rights court rejects imprisonment in defamation cases

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed a landmark ruling by the African Court on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) against the application of imprisonment in defamation cases. The Court unanimously ruled on Dec. 5 in the case of Konaté v. Burkina Faso that the country violated the free expression rights of a journalist when it […]

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Dans la perspective de 2015, l’IPI publie un Guide pour les journalistes ayant à traiter des OMD

Read in English Il reste deux ans et 26 jours aux gouvernements pour atteindre les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), fixés en 2000 par l’ONU, en réponse aux grandes  déclarations en faveur de l’amélioration de la condition humaine. Moyennant un effort supplémentaire, plusieurs objectifs pourraient être atteints alors que pour d’autres, un urgent besoin de […]

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Letter: Editor found dead in Burkina Faso

H.E. Blaise Compaore President of the Republic of Burkino Faso Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Vienna, 17 December 1998 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI); the global network of media executives, is deeply shocked by the death of Norbert Zongo, editor-in-chief of the weekly L’Independent, on 13 December 1998. Zongo was found dead in his vehicle […]

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