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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.


On the blacklist :
Sangaré Hawa (Sister of the environment minister)
No action so far

Black list : Guinea

Perpetrator : Sangaré Hawa 
Position : Sister of the environment minister 
Type of attack  : Physical attack
Place : Conakry , Guinea
Date : 2.05.2005
Legal action so far  : No action so far
Victim's name and employer  : Sotigui Kaba, of the Le Lynx-La Lance press group

The facts  :
Police officials beat up reporter Sotigui Kaba, of the Le Lynx-La Lance press group, on 24 February when he was sent to cover a protest by lorry-drivers in the Conakry suburb of Matoto. He was set upon and insulted by Sangare, the sister of environment minister Kader Sangare. "These crazy journalists have come to provoke us," she was heard to say before ordering police to attack Kaba, who was whipped, clubbed and kicked before being stripped and his notebook, press card and ID confiscated. Read the article