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Senegal - Journalist convicted – it's time to decriminalize press offences

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders sent an open letter today to President Macky Sall of Senegal in response to the suspension a week ago by the Dakar Criminal Court of the magazine Exclusif and the sentencing of its managing editor, El Malick Seck, to six months' imprisonment. The press freedom organization notes the discrepancy between the president's comments in favour of decriminalizing press offences and the prison sentences that continue to be handed down on journalists. It urges him to use his (...)

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