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Alerts   |   Guinea

Guinea journalist shot dead during clash at political meeting

New York, February 5, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting in Guinea today of El-Hadj Mohamed Diallo, a reporter for the news websites Guinée7 and Afrik, and calls on authorities to ensure justice is served.

February 5, 2016 6:49 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Democratic Republic of the Congo

Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

New York, February 5, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels, and urges officials to allow the channels to resume broadcasting immediately.

February 5, 2016 10:20 AM ET

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Statements   |   Equatorial Guinea

CPJ condemns Equatorial Guinea's decision to ban state media coverage of Gbagbo trial

New York, February 2, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the decision of the government in Equatorial Guinea to ban state television from covering the trial of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, which opened at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on January 28. "We've been forbidden from airing Laurent Gbagbo's trial due to his friendship with our president," a journalist with the state television channel Radio Télévision Guinée équatoriale told AFP.

Alerts   |   Cameroon

Three journalists face military trial in Cameroon

New York, January 21, 2016-- The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Cameroonian authorities to drop all charges against three journalists for failing to disclose information to the state. The three are scheduled to stand trial before a military court on Friday.

Alerts   |   Tanzania

Tanzania imposes permanent ban on weekly newspaper

New York, January 21, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Tanzania to end their harassment of the weekly newspaper Mawio. The Kiswahili-language newspaper was permanently banned from publishing in print and online Friday and two of its editors were briefly detained, according to reports.

Alerts   |   Uganda

Press trying to cover politics in Uganda face restrictions, attacks

January 15, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that journalists in Uganda are being prevented from freely covering Parliament and campaigning for next month's presidential elections. The government announced this week that journalists without a university qualification will be barred from covering parliament, according to local reports. Journalists have also reported being attacked and threatened while covering the election campaign.

Case   |   Uganda

Ugandan editors arrested for refusing to reveal a source

Ugandan police on January 8, 2016, released two Ugandan editors after holding them without contact with the outside world for 24 hours for failing to reveal the source for a photograph published in their respective publications.

Alerts   |   South Sudan

South Sudan arrests journalist, newspaper ceases publishing

New York, January 7, 2016---South Sudanese authorities should immediately release journalist Joseph Afandi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The editor of the newspaper where Afandi worked resigned after Afandi's arrest, and the newspaper has not published since.

Blog   |   Ethiopia

'They wanted me to say I was wrong': Freed Ethiopian journalist on why 1,500 days in jail failed to silence her

Reeyot Alemu embraces Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy at CPJ's 2015 International Press Freedom Awards. Both were freed from prison last year. (Getty Images/Michael Nagle)

Reeyot Alemu, an Ethiopian journalist who worked for the independent weekly Feteh, spent almost 1,500 days in prison after being arrested in June 2011 and charged with terrorism in 2012. She was released unexpectedly in July.

January 7, 2016 3:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Somalia

Somalia intelligence agency detains journalist for weeks

New York, January 6, 2016--Somali authorities should immediately release journalist Abdirisak Omar Ahmed or disclose any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

January 6, 2016 2:42 PM ET

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