Norbert Zongo: Journalist – Burkina Faso (Posthumous) (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Media

Received the Award on 7 October 2001

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"For real independence, it is necessary to pay dearly. We shall pay the required price. L'Indépendant will remain independent or will not exist."
Norbert Zongo

Norbert Zongo was the Editor of the weekly newspaper L'Indépendant, who dedicated his professional career to uncovering the truth. He was assassinated in 1998, at the age of 49, while investigating allegations linking the brother of Burkina Faso's President, Blaise Compaoré, to a high-profile unsolved murder. He received the Integrity Award posthumously in 2001.

Country / Territory - Burkina Faso   
Region - Sub-Saharan Africa   
Topic - Media   |   Politics and government   |   Whistleblowing   
Tags - Investigative journalism   |   Blaise Compaore   |   Norbert Zongo   |   L'Indépendant (Burkina Faso)   |   Editor   

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