French media denied accreditation to cover presidential election
"Special correspondents from Radio France, Radio France International, RTL and La Croix were refused access to Togo to cover this Thursday's presidential elections. All of them had followed the appropriate procedures towards obtaining their press accreditation from the Communications Ministry several weeks ago. Despite repeated follow up with the ministry, the accreditation - a requirement for the issuing of the visa - was refused (. . .)"
RSF had already condemned last December the fact that several French journalists were having difficulties obtaining a visa in the lead up to the electoral campaign.