Media Bill

Threat to Media Freedom as Authorities Seek to Introduce Repressive Press Law

On May 5, 2017, authorities in Cote d’Ivoire introduced to the country’s Parliament a new media Bill containing provisions that criminalize press offences. The introduction of the Bill occasioned spontaneous protests and condemnation by the media and press freedom community in the country.
Media march to denounce the bill on May 3.
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