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Congo - Reporters Without Borders shocked by the violent attack on journalist Elie Smith and his sister

Reporters without borders
An armed robbery at TV journalist Elie Smith's Brazzaville home in the early hours of 10 September, during which Smith's sister was raped, is suspected by Smith's media colleagues of being a government-orchestrated act of reprisal. A Cameroonian journalist based in Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Elie Smith hosts a leading interview programme on MNTV. Shortly after returning home at 1 a.m. on 10 September, four heavily-armed men in civilian dress and police-style boots burst into his (...)

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