Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Senegal
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Senegal, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56752c.html [accessed 24 April 2014]|
A high-profile criminal case against Madiambal Diagne, editor of the independent daily Le Quotidien, was dropped in May on a procedural issue. Diagne had been charged in connection with articles about alleged executive interference in the judiciary and corruption in the customs service.
Also in May, attackers beat Pape Cheikh Fall, a correspondent for the private radio station RFM in the central city of Mbacke, with metal cables, causing head and back injuries. RFM's parent group, Futurs Médias, linked the attack to a report criticizing a local religious leader's foray into politics.
Mustapha Sow, managing editor of the private newspaper L'Office, was imprisoned in June for two weeks following a conviction for defaming a local businessman. A court sentenced him to six months; Sow was granted bail after his lawyer filed an appeal.