20 July 2007

Alert

Police prevent journalist from taking photographs


Incident details

Helmazin Cunha

journalist(s)

harassed

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(MFWA/IFEX) - On 8 June 2007, a group of policemen, members of the "Ninjas", a special unit of the Guinea Bissau Police, prevented Helmazin Cunha, a journalist working with the pro-government newspaper "Nô Pintcha", from taking photographs of an operation they undertook to clear hawkers off the streets.

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) correspondent reported that the "Ninjas" also seized the journalist's camera.

The correspondent said the policemen asked him to apologize for not obtaining permission before taking the photographs. The camera was subsequently returned to him.



Source

Media Foundation for West Africa
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Legon, Accra
Ghana
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Guinea-Bissau
 
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