Serge Sabouang is the publisher of the bimonthly newspaper La Nation and presides over the ethics board of Union des Journalists Libres du Cameroun. Robert Mintya is the publisher of the weekly Le Devoir, a newspaper known for its coverage of political events. Bibi Ngota was the editor of the Cameroon Express. All three men were arrested in February 2010, after obtaining, but not publishing, a government document that allegedly implicates a top presidential aide of influence peddling and corruption. They were charged with "imitating the signature of a member of government." Ngota died in prison from undisclosed causes on April 22, 2010. Sabouang and Mintya are being held at a pre-trial detention centre and face up to 15 years in jail.
International Press Freedom Award