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28 Mar 2008 description

Reporters Without Borders provided financial support for the publication today in N'Djamena of a 'newspaper of newspapers,' a single issue combining most of the independent Chadian weeklies that have not appeared since a state of emergency was proclaimed on 15 February. It calls for the repeal of a press law imposed by decree on 20 February.

'The independent N'Djamena-based press is showing a united front to the government with this single issue at time when many journalists are in exile and there is a great deal of fear and uncertainty about the future,' …

11 Feb 2008 description

Reporters Without Borders is very concerned by attempts to arrest several journalists in N'Djamena in the wake of an abortive military assault on the capital by a rebel coalition at the start of February.

'Several opposition leaders have been arrested and are being held incommunicado somewhere in the capital,' the press freedom organisation said. 'There are therefore legitimate grounds for serious concern about journalists who are often identified by the government with the most radical opposition sectors. The N'Djamena media are in practice now gagged.

16 Nov 2005 description

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the "archaic censorship" being implemented by the communication ministry and reiterated its call for the government of Chad to lift the draconian curbs on press freedom that are part of a state of emergency decreed three days ago.

"The publication of newspapers with black strips replacing articles censored by civil servants is a sad spectacle," the press freedom organisation said. "Using scissors will not help the government restore peace.