Julie Owono

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Cameroonian citizen living in Paris.
Holds a Postgraduate degree in International Law at the Sorbonne Law School, Interests : African Renaissance, Digital liberties.
Grew up in Moscow and worked at the International Organisation for Migration in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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18 May 2013

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Chad-Senegal: A New Axis of Blogger Persecution?

On May 7, Chadian blogger Makaila Nguébla, who had lived in exile in Senegal for eight years, was arrested by Senegalese intelligence services and deported to Conakry (Republic of Guinea) from Dakar. Nguébla is the editor of the collective blog Makaila Info, an information and opinion site that is highly popular among Chadians inside the country and abroad. Advocates fear this may be part of a larger trend of online censorship and blogger persecution in Chad.

30 April 2013

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Cameroon: Blogger Enoh Meyomesse Still in Jail

Cameroonian writer and blogger Enoh Meyomesse has been in jail for over 17 months. Accused of stealing and illegally selling gold, he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment after a process that several organizations considered illegitimate. Free expression advocates believe that authorities wish to silence Meyomesse, who has written extensively about human rights violations and inequality in the country.