New media decree gags foreign journalists
The country's media and civil society groups say the law will restrict the flow of information and undermine the work of foreign journalists. Television stations, production agencies and radio stations must pay between US$1,850-$3,700, while newspapers must pay about US$925 each. These fees do not exempt them from existing taxes, duties and levies.
"These new measures are a true obstruction of access to the right of public information in Niger. It is a setback for democracy," said the Nigerien Association of Private Newspaper Publishers.