Togo’s polling day marred by the shutting down of the internet

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A man listens to the radio, in Lomé, Togo, 6 October 2016, Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Media freedoms further restricted in Togo

Togolese journalists Charles Kponwadan, Anani Vidzraku and Romuald Lansou were arrested for interviewing a prominent government critic without authorization.

Men gathered at a newspaper stand to read the news, in Lomé, Togo, 4 June 2007, EMILE KOUTON/AFP via Getty Images

Publication stands by story that Togolese regulator claims is false

The bi-weekly “L’Alternative” has been suspended for 4 months by Togo’s media regulator for what it terms the “publication of false information”.

Togo’s media fraternity shocked by treatment of colleague Carlos Kétohou

Togolese journalist Carlos Komlanvi Kétohou was arrested by police in a night raid and the country’s media regulator calls for the withdrawal of the operating license of his weekly newspaper.