Journalists in Senegal say they have rarely experienced as much intimidation as they have since opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was detained for several days earlier this month, sparking unrest that claimed five lives. Africa News reports that media rights groups have accused the government of clamping down on the press to quash the protests. But journalists are also under fire from Sonko supporters, especially after interviews in which a masseuse accused him of rape. Meanwhile social networks have also reported suspected interference by the government, similar to that experienced in many countries during times of crisis.