Elia Varela Serra

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Co-founder of Maneno, an open-source blogging platform with a Sub-Saharan African focus & the only one localized in African language. I tweet at @eliaws and blog at Twiga. Currently based in Côte d'Ivoire.

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15 July 2010

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Côte d'Ivoire: Three online journalists arrested for publishing a leaked report on alleged corruption

According to the blog of Le Nouveau Courrier, three journalists from this Ivorian daily have been arrested since Tuesday July 13th for publishing a leaked report on alleged corruption in the cocoa and coffee trade in Côte d'Ivoire. The three journalists – editor Saint Claver Oula, publisher Stéphane Guédé and managing editor Théophile Kouamouo were arrested by plain-clothes police on public prosecutor Raymond Tchimou Fehou’s orders and taken into custody after refusing to reveal their sources during a surprise visit at the Nouveau Courrier's offices.