Newspaper publisher freed after more than a year in detention

first_imgNews May 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper publisher freed after more than a year in detention Organisation Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further RSF_en RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that newspaper publisher Ousmane Sy Savané was finally released on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, after being held for just over 13 months on a charge of endangering state security.However, his release is only provisional, and Reporters Without Borders joins the National Union of Côte d’Ivoire Journalists (UNJCI) in calling for his definitive release. The CEO of the Cyclone publishing house, Savané had been held since 27 March 2012.“We welcome this decision by the Ivorian judicial system, but we urge the authorities to drop all charges against Savané, who was held for more than a year without any hard evidence being produced to support the charge,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Impartial justice is essential for reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire. We hope that this development will mark the end of the judicial system’s use of detention against journalists who are just doing their job.”Reporters Without Borders also urges the Ivorian authorities to pursue effort to guarantee real freedom of expression.More Information on Savané’s caseMore information about media freedom in Côte d’Ivoire October 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Lightning, record crowd at Off Road Speedway

first_imgBy Randy [email protected], Neb. (June 23) – Lightning provided a fitting background display to the south of Off Road Speedway during Saturday night’s races, contended in front of well over 1,000 fans, be­lieved to be the biggest crowd ever at the Norfolk oval.Colby Langenberg earned his long-awaited first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win of the sea­son, after starting five rows back in the field. Langenberg secured the lead with six laps remain­ing, darting between Joey Haase and Troy Bruns, then winning by several car lengths.“It’s been a struggle. We started the year down at Beatrice and had a heck of a car, ran second and third down there, then struggled for about five weeks with motor and carburetor issues,” Langen­berg said. “It felt good to finally get the monkey off our back and get a win this year. I had four wins last year and have been trying to get that first one this year.”Cameron Wilkinson returned to victory lane for the fourth time in seven IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock outings.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, a closely-contested race filled with three- and four-wide racing, was won by Jason Wilkinson.last_img read more

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