Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Togo
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Togo, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5675323.html [accessed 21 October 2014]|
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In October, unidentified attackers savagely beat Dimas Dzikodo, managing editor of the critical independent weekly Le Forum de la Semaine, after knocking him from his motorcycle in the capital, Lomé, local sources told CPJ. They sprayed an unidentified liquid from an aerosol can into his face and forced him to drink another liquid, which he managed to spit out. Dzikodo was taken to a hospital. Dzikodo had been previously targeted for his journalistic work, notably in 2003, when he spent two weeks in jail.