AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Feb 2nd, 2009 - 13:07:25 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Greetings
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 MEET THE TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-30-321001
Tel: +232-77-321001
Tel: +232-76-749001
Tel: +232-30-456003
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS  

IFJ Condemns Violent Attack on Journalist in Sierra Leone
By
Feb 2, 2009, 00:31
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

IFJ Condemns Violent Attack on
Journalist in Sierra Leone

January 30, 2009: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the attack on a female journalist in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

"The continued attacks on journalists in Sierra Leone need to be addressed urgently by the Government" said Gabriel Baglo, Director of the IFJ Africa Office. "These attacks constitute a serious threat to the democratic ideals of the country and must stop".

According to a press release issued by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, publisher and proprietor of the Awareness Times newspaper, was attacked in the capital, Freetown on January 27. She believes the attack was connected to the case being tried at the High Court on which she had reported.

The association said that Sylvia had expressed fear of an attack on her following articles she published which were critical of the people involved in the case. She now fears for her life and lives with a sense of a threat of death hanging over her head.

The IFJ stands shoulder to shoulder with journalists in Sierra Leone who are victims of these acts of violence and intimidation from individuals seeking to suppress the truth.

"We expect a full and immediate investigation into this attack so that those who are behind are identified and held to account," added Baglo.

The IFJ represents over 600,000 journalists in 123 countries worldwide.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Armed Robbers Terrorize Kola Tree Community:Murdered Student in Cold Blood in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, Defence Minister Declares War against Army Dream Team
"Three Chairs" for Sierra Leone's President Koroma at AU Summit
EDITORIALS
Too Serious; Too Funny; Too Pathetic; Too Sad! - Shekito's "Letter"
Appreciation from Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Ghadaffis Visit: Another Of Apcs Double Standards
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Promoting Police and Media Relations
Where is Our Beloved Country Sierra Leone Heading For???
Within the Internet Lies Africas Clay of Wisdom
FEATURES
Indian Agriculture is Bouncing Back in Sierra Leone
Hon. Elizabeth Alpha-Lavalie Complains Against State Sponsored Terrorism
Regional Experts Meeting On Reduction Of Transaction Cost For Commodity Export In Africa
ENTERTAINMENT
Solomon Ekuma Berewa Gets Surprise 70th Birthday Party
Sierra Leone's Kha-Benneh Bangura Wants Your Votes
Goapele, Daddy Saj and Mahala @ Zanzibar on Night of Saturday 26th
PROFILES
A Chat With Sierra Leones First Doctorate Chartered Accountant: Dr. Dante Alie Bendu (B.Sc Hons, M.Sc, M.A., FeICM, ACCA, PhD)
Sierra Leonean Woman Excels In UK
Remembering Lady Mary Alexandrina Bankole-Jones of Sierra Leone
THE ECONOMY
Kailahun SLPP MP frowns at Finance Minister in Sierra Leone
Sept 23: Millicom Sierra Leone bounces back
Romanian buys more Sierra Leone Diamonds shares
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone Military Chief profusely apologises to Female Parliamentarian Hon. Elizabeth Alpha-Lavalie
State House Press Secretary Attacks Sierra Leone Police for doing their Duty
IFJ Condemns Violent Attack on Journalist in Sierra Leone
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Union Trust Bank Opens Branch in New England Freetown, Sierra Leone
Freetown is Safest City :- says Douglas Alexander
In Memory of Captain Prince Ben-Hirsch (passed away 21st January 1992)
ADVERTISEMENTS
Car Point Center
CAFOD Programme Support Officer
Vacancy Announcement
SATIRE
Yenga oh Yenga!
You Draw Rope
The Ballads Olu Gordon Claims Identifies Him
MEET THE TEAM
WE ARE MOVING TO BIGGER, FASTER SERVERS
Meet the Awareness Team

Copyright © 2005 - 2007, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net