(CPJ) - Rodney Sieh, editor-in-chief and publisher of Liberian investigative outlet FrontPageAfrica
, knows first-hand the harassment and risks critical journalists in his country face. In 2013, CPJ documented
how he was sentenced to prison over unpaid fines in a criminal defamation case.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has included eight staffers of the controversial Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper
in its 2017 global census of imprisoned journalists. Some may disagree with that decision.