Tanzanian immigration authorities detained CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo, left, and Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal in Dar es Salaam on November 7. (CPJ)

Two CPJ staff briefly detained in Tanzania

November 9, 2018 12:05 AM ET

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Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, were briefly detained in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on November 7 by immigration and security officials. Quintal and Mumo were reporting on the press freedom situation in Tanzania, which has deteriorated significantly in the past year. CPJ is grateful for the journalists, media and press freedom organizations, and government officials who spoke out about their detention. Quintal and Mumo have now safely left Tanzania.

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Amid a challenging time for press freedom around the world, CPJ will honor four exceptional journalists for their courage at the 2018 International Press Freedom Awards on November 20 in New York City. CPJ will also present the 2018 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award to Rappler editor Maria Ressa.

The event is due to be livestreamed at our Facebook page and we encourage readers to engage with us on Twitter and Facebook using #IPFA to let these amazing journalists know how much their work is appreciated.

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