Newspaper Publisher Sentenced to Three Years

International PEN protests the three-year prison sentence and fine given to newspaper journalist and publisher Lewis Medjo on January 7, 2009 for allegedly “publishing false news” about President Biya.… More

Newspaper Publisher to Be Detained Until 2009

International PEN protests the detention of newspaper journalist and publisher Lewis Medjo, who has been held since September 22, 2008, on charges of “publishing false news.” More

Songwriter Sentenced to Three Years’ Imprisonment

International PEN protests the three-year prison sentence and exorbitant fine imposed on the well-known singer-songwriter Lapiro de Mbanga (real name Pierre Roger Lambo Sandjo) on September 24, 2008 for… More

Songwriter Detained for Lyrics

PEN fears that well-known singer-songwriter Lapiro de Mbanga’s detention is in violation of his right to freedom of expression. More