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RSF uncovers continued surveillance on Togolese media figures

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has revealed this week that Pegasus cyber-espionage software continues to infiltrate the mobile phones of Togolese journalists, especially Loïc Lawson and Anani Sossou. The duo currently faces legal action in Togo, triggered by a complaint from the Minister of Urban Planning.

Togo – Legal Saga continues for journalists Lawson and Sossou

This legal saga draws parallels with a past defamation case involving journalists Isidore Kowounou, Ferdinand Ayité, and the late Joël Egah, who had clashed with the same minister and another government official.

More appeals for Media Law amendment in Togo following journalists’ release

Loïc Lawson and Anani Sossou, journalists detained at Lomé's civil prison since November 15, 2023, were released on Friday, December 1, 2023, as reported at the beginning of the weekend. While there are no formal contemplations or discussions, the release of the journalists has triggered a surge in appeals for a swift amendment to Togo's media laws.

Press Freedom in Togo: “Warning signs flashing red”

"This award is not truly good news for our country," said Ferdinand Ayité, the Togolese winner of the International Press Freedom Award presented on Thursday evening (November 16, 2023) by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in New York

Togolese journalists face jailed over social media defamation charges

Two Togolese journalists, Loic Lawson, the editor of Flambeau des Democrates, and Anani Sossou, a freelance journalist, found themselves in prison on Wednesday, facing charges of defaming Housing Minister Kodjo Adedze on social media.

Togo-Ferdinand Ayité laureate at the International Press Freedom Awards

Journalists from Georgia, India, Mexico and the Togolese Ferdinand Ayité will be honored in November at the 2023 International Press Freedom Awards, which celebrate brave reporters around the world.

Togo-Journalist Ferdinand Ayité warns that his family is being harassed

From his place of exile, the Togolese journalist, Ferdinand Ayité makes revelations about the state of his family in the West African nation. According to the journalist prosecuted by the country's authorities, his family has been constantly intimidated and harassed since he left Lomé.

Two Togolese journalists to be tried despite being in exile

The Togolese journalists Ferdinand Ayite and Isidore Kouwonou, respectively Director of Publication and Editor-in-Chief of the Togolese investigative newspaper L'ALTERNATIVE will be tried again on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Lomé Court of Appeal, we learn.

Amnesty International calls for a boycott of the arrest warrant against the convicted Togolese journalists

Amnesty International expressed this Friday its disagreement with the Togolese authorities following the sentencing of two journalists, Ferdinand Ayite and Isidore Kouwonou, to three years in prison with fines. The international non-governmental organization focused on human rights will therefore challenge the host countries of the media men forced into exile not to respect the arrest warrant issued against them

Togolese journalists Ayité and Kouwonou sentenced 36 months in prison

Togolese journalists Ferdinand Ayité and Isidore Kouwonou are tried by the Court of First Instance in Lomé this Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in the case between them and the public prosecutor. The media personalities will subsequently be sentenced by the courts.
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