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Benin - Court verdict raises concern about freedom of information in Benin

Reporters without borders
The publisher of the newspaper L'Indépendant has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence for "insulting" the president of Benin, his newspaper has been suspended for a total of six months and one of his journalists has been jailed for two months. Where is Benin heading? Benin is relatively highly placed at 75th of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, and is ranked 16th among African countries. The suspended sentence was handed down by a Cotonou (...)

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