first_img See more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts On 3 May 2013, World Press Freedom Day, radio journalist and human rights defender Eric Topona said media freedom was beginning to become a reality in Chad. But, three days later, he was arrested in a roundup of journalists and government opponents and spent more than 100 days in prison awaiting trial. The conditions in the prison were “atrocious,” he reported afterwards. He finally got a three-year suspended jail sentencefor “threatening constitutional order” and initially resumed his journalistic work on his release. But, in December 2013, he realized he could no longer continue working as a journalist under President Idriss Débyand moved to the German city of Bonn, where has resumed his professional relationship with Deutsche Welle. Information hero Eric Topona Follow the news on Chad to go further ChadAfrica center_img Biniam Simon Eritrea Find out more ChadAfrica Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh Djibouti Find out more Queirós Anastácio Chiluvia Angola Find out more Saouti Haïdara Mali Find out more Malick Ali Maiga Mali Find out morelast_img

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