Mali asked to protect journalists
Local and international journalists’ rights organizations have appealed to the authorities in Mali to carry out investigations about a
journalist who was severely stabbed so that culprits are prosecuted in courts of law.
Traore was rushed to hospital and was admitted. He was discharged when his health improved.
It is alleged that a few weeks before the attack, he had received threats on his life. He was warned and instructed to resign from the radio.
CPJ’s deputy director Robert Mahoney said, ‘Those who carried out the attack should be held accountable.’
There are reports that the radio station has been attacked several times and it’s equipment vandalized but the police has not apprehended the culprits.