Gabon election marred by media censorship
'The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Gabonese government censorship and restrictions on media coverage of Sunday's presidential elections, including denials of accreditation to at least four international journalists. Three front-runners have emerged in the fiercely contested election to determine a successor to Omar Bongo, who died in June after a 41-year rule. They are Ali Ben Bongo, the late president's son; veteran opposition leader Pierre Mamboundou; and André Mba Obame, a former interior minister. As all sides compete to shape perceptions ahead of Wednesday's scheduled announcement of official results, their supporters have exerted intense pressure on local and international media.'
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URL Link: http://cpj.org/2009/09/gabon-election-marred-by-media-censorship.php
Author Organisation: Committee to protect Journalists