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Africa Program Coordinator:
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Africa Research Associate:
Jonathan Rozen
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Muthoki Mumo
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Journalist Kaka Touda Mamane Goni arrested in Niger over COVID-19 report

March 24, 2020 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 24, 2020 -- Authorities in Niger should immediately release journalist Kaka Touda Mamane Goni and halt legal proceedings against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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South Africa enacts regulations criminalizing ‘disinformation’ on coronavirus outbreak

March 19, 2020 6:47 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over newly passed regulations in South Africa that criminalize disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and could potentially prompt other countries to adopt more repressive rules and censorship against the press....

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Two journalists and a driver arrested, held without charge in Ethiopia

March 18, 2020 12:10 PM ET

Nairobi, March 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Ethiopia should immediately and unconditionally release journalists Dessu Dulla and Wako Nole and media worker Ismael Abdulrzaq, and let them work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Liberian journalists harassed, arrested by security forces

March 18, 2020 10:20 AM ET

Since February 13, 2020, Liberian security forces have harassed, assaulted, or detained at least four journalists during the course of their work, according to the journalists, who spoke with CPJ, and a petition from the Press Union of Liberia, an independent media workers’ advocacy group....

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Liberian journalist Kolubah Bobo Akoi arrested over Facebook posts

March 12, 2020 4:00 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2020 -- Liberian authorities should drop the police investigation into journalist Kolubah Bobo Akoi’s work and allow him to cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio Tongu broadcaster suspended, director arrested in Ghana

March 11, 2020 12:05 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 11, 2020 -- Ghanaian authorities should lift the suspension on broadcaster Radio Tongu and drop the police investigation against journalist Bestway Zottor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after publishing leaked documents

March 6, 2020 3:15 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2020 -- Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Adalbert Hiol jailed since November in Cameroon

March 5, 2020 4:25 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should not contest journalist Adalbert Hiol’s appeal of a false news and defamation conviction and should let his newspaper publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan journalist Moses Bwayo charged with illegal assembly, held in prison

March 4, 2020 3:53 PM ET

Nairobi, March 4, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Uganda to drop all charges and to immediately release freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker Moses Bwayo, to return his equipment undamaged, and to allow him to continue his work without intimidation....

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Liberian police assault editor Christopher Walker at soccer tournament

February 27, 2020 1:25 PM ET

On January 23, 2020, officers of the Liberia National Police assaulted Christopher Walker, the sports editor of the privately owned daily newspaper FrontPage Africa, during the semi-final of a national soccer tournament at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sport Stadium in Monrovia, the capital, according to Walker, who spoke to...

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