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Angela Quintal
Burkina Faso Orders Stiff Prison Term for ‘Fake News’
July 11, 2019
A law adopted on June 21 but still awaiting presidential approval would send writers to jail for up to 10 years’ jail for “demoralizing the defense and security forces of Burkina Faso.” A fine of up to $3,500 would be imposed for publishing what the government called “fake news information compromising security operations, false information about rights abuses or destruction of property, or images and audio from a “terrorist” attack.” ... read more »
New Liberian President Clamps Down on Free Press
April 19, 2018
The one-time soccer star is accused of allowing the press to be muzzled. One Liberian newspaper accused of defamation is facing a $1.8 million penalty and a BBC journalist has fled the country. ... read more »
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