A team of FRANCE 24 journalists has been detained at Gabon's main airport. The authorities there have been critical of the French media’s coverage of the health of President Omar Bongo, who is currently receiving treatment in a Spanish hospital.
A team of
The team, Kinshasa-based correspondents Arnaud Zajtman (pictured above)and Marlene Rabaud, both French nationals, arrived Monday night at the main airport of the capital,
The detention follows criticism by the Gabonese government over the French media’s reporting on President Omar Bongo. Bongo, Africa’s longest-serving ruler, is currently receiving treatment in
On Saturday the Gabonese government accused FRANCE 24 and three other French broadcasters of reporting "non-official and alarmist" information on Bongo's state of health.
Date created : 2009-05-26