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Recent spate of arrests taints Niger's press freedom record

Authorities in Niger recently arrested four journalists within five days. Niamey Press Club president Boubacar Diallo told Reporters Without Borders that the good image that Niger had acquired internationally in the past three years has been ruined by the government’s actions.

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Army lieutenant threatens editor in Niger

Moussa Aksar, managing editor of the bi-weekly newspaper, L’Evenement, received a threatening note on September 3, 2013 from Lieutenant Aouali Hambali, an officer of the Nigerien army, who has been implicated in an alleged coup attempt.

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Police attack journalists covering peaceful march in Niger

Four journalists belonging to privately-owned media organisations were physically attacked by police officers who disrupted a peace march organised by members of the Educational Unions’ Permanent Consultation and Action Framework.

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