Allegedly, Charles Taylor
personally ordered the execution of two Nigerian journalists: Chris Imodibe
and Tayo Awotusi.
Also see interview with
THREE YEARS SINCE HIS NATIONAL PATRIOTIC PARTY (NPP) came to power
after multiparty elections ended a brutal, eight-year civil war, Liberian
president Charles Taylor has become one of Africa's fiercest enemies of the
... silencing Star Radio (shut down) and Radio Veritas (suspended),
arresting and harassing Liberian and foreign journalists ...
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ),
Annual Review 2000
Killing, harassment and
imprisonment of journalists in Sierra Leone by RUF forces backed by Charles
Killed in Freetown in January 1999:
James Ogogo, Concord Times, January 8.
Jenner "J.C." Cole, SKY-FM, January 9.
Mabay Kamara, free-lancer, January 9.
Mohammed Kamara, SKY-FM, January 9.
Paul Mansaray, Standard Times, January 9.
Myles Tierney, The AP, January 10.
Munir Turay, free-lancer, January.
Alpha Amadu Bah, Independent Observer January 17.
In 1999, Sierra Leone was the world's most dangerous country for
Also see the Special Report:
Sierra Leone Freetown 1999 Journalism in the Killing Fields
a breathtaking report by Claudio McElroy.
1st African Head of State
on War Crimes Tribunal