Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Guinea Bissau

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2007
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Guinea Bissau, February 2007, available at: [accessed 14 November 2018]
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In June, police arrested Augusto Queba Barbosa, a reporter for the private radio station Bombolom FM in the southwestern town of Bolama, after he broadcast a report accusing a local police officer of violence against a woman, according to Panapress and a local source. Barbosa was accused of broadcasting "false news." He was beaten while in custody and detained for 24 hours before being released without charge, the local source told CPJ.

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