IRE board supports release of jailed journalist in Benin

The board of Investigative Reporters and Editors joins other journalism organizations in support of the immediate release of Ignace Sossou, who is serving an 18-month prison sentence for doing his job as a journalist. Sossou is the head of production at Benin Web TV, and a member of the 3i investigative journalists’ network. He was convicted…

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Azerbaijan: Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Set Free After Final Appeal Hearing

By Stella Roque, OCCRP Editor’s Note: This article first ran on May 25, 2016 on the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project’s website. Journalist Khadija Ismayilova was set free after her final appeal hearing today at the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan two days before her 40th birthday. Ismayilova, an award-winning reporter who exposed the corruption of…

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