In Benin, newspapers sanctioned for coverage of officials

19 Jun

Throughout December 2011, HAAC, Benin’s state-run
media regulatory agency, summoned more than a dozen newspapers to public

and handed them sanctions ranging from a public apology to indefinite
suspension, according to news reports. HAAC’s president is appointed by Benin’s
head of state, and two-thirds of the agency’s members are appointed by the
government, CPJ research shows.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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