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Togo: An Open Letter to Denounce Violence Against Journalists

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Togo, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest

On January 14, 2013, Maxime Domegni, Secretary General of the National Union of Independent Journalist of Togo (SYNJIT) and Sylvio Combey Combetey, President of the Network of African Journalists on Human Security and Peace (RAJOSEP [1]) published [2][fr] a press release to denounce violence against journalists in Togo. The release details a skirmish that occurred on January 10, 2013, after a demonstration by the opposition was repressed [3] [fr]:

RAJOSEP and SYNJIT witnessed the assault of several journalists during the repression of the demonstration of the Collective Save the Togo (CST), on Thursday January 10, 2013.