Guinea: Journalist reported missing

Guinée: Un journaliste est porté disparu

Cherif Diallo, a reporter of Espace TV, a privately-owned satellite television station in Guinea, has been reported missing.

Managers of Espace TV say Diallo was last seen at about 7pm on July 23, 2015, when he left the office. Since then, he has neither been seen nor heard from. In fact, his telephone no longer rings.

The MFWA correspondent in Guinea reported that it is not clear if Diallo had reported on any sensitive matters or received threats following any report. However, he had attended a “business meeting” on July 23, before going to work. According to a family member our correspondent spoke to, Diallo made a presentation on a new technology for making posters at the said meeting.

Following his presentation, there was a heated argument between him and others present. Diallo left the meeting and went to work and has not been seen again after leaving work that evening.

MFWA