Junior Sikabwe is a journalist, with CPJ (Commitee to Protect Journalist) as Central Africa Correspondent based in Goma, DRC. Junior is also part of the blogging Platform Habarirdc.net. Junior is holder of master degree in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School and has been trained in Journalism at the Danish Journalist High School in Aarhus.
Congolese police detain journalists, seize equipment at Kinshasa TV studio. Goma, August, 1, 2018--Congolese police raided the privately owned television production studio Kin Lartus , detained at least 10 of the studio's journalists, and seized equipment, according to Kin Lartus journalists and a local, independent press freedom group. The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged authorities to return confiscated materials and cease its campaign of intimidation against the press.
Benin newspaper suspended over its critical reporting of the president Goma, September 5, 2018--Authorities in Benin should immediately reverse an order to suspend indefinitely the privately owned daily, La Nouvelle Tribune , and allow it to continue operating without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation Goma, September 14, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Tharcisse Zongia, editor-in-chief of the satirical weekly Grognon , who was jailed on September 6 in Kinshasa for criminal defamation, and take action to abolish the country's criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
DRC newspaper editor detained for criminal defamation. Goma, October 12, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Sylvanie Kiaku, editor of the privately owned weekly newspaper La Percée , who was arrested on October 10 in the capital, Kinshasa, and drop charges of criminal defamation against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.