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An image of William Tonet, editor of Folha 8.

Angola journalist William Tonet’s home invaded by gunman as defamation case continues

New York, May 17, 2024 — Angolan authorities should credibly investigate a break-in at the home of prominent journalist William Tonet and drop the criminal defamation charges he faces, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.  A man armed with a pistol broke into Tonet’s home in the capital, Luanda, at around 4 a.m. on…

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Soldiers with the DRC military have made multiple death threats against journalist and Radio Communautaire Amkeni Biakato director Parfait Katoto. (Photo: Courtesy of Parfait Katoto)

DRC soldiers threaten to kill journalist Parfait Katoto over broadcasts

Kinshasa, May 15, 2024 – Congolese authorities should take swift and comprehensive actions to investigate all threats against journalist and Radio Communautaire Amkeni Biakato (RCAB) director Parfait Katoto, ensure his safety, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.  On May 3, 2024, three armed soldiers with the DRC military arrived at…

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Freelance reporter Juliet Kyarisiima sustained a cut to her arm when she was assaulted by three armed men on May 12, in Uganda’s western Buhweju District, while covering a public meeting. (Photo courtesy of Juliet Kyarisiima)

Ugandan journalist Juliet Kyarisiima beaten and robbed while covering land dispute

Kampala, Uganda, May 14, 2024—Ugandan authorities must credibly investigate an assault on broadcast journalist Juliet Kyarisiima, hold the perpetrators to account, and ensure that journalists covering public events do not face violence, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On the evening of May 12, in Uganda’s western Buhweju District, three men armed with sticks…

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Authorities arrested journalist Blaise Mabala and accused him of insulting a provincial government official during his October 18, 2023, radio program. (Photo credit: Blaise Mabala)

DRC journalist Blaise Mabala freed after 4 months in jail over insult to governor

Kinshasa, May 10, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the acquittal and release of journalist Blaise Mabala after more than four months in detention and calls for authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to swiftly reform their laws to prevent the criminal prosecution of journalists for their work. “The acquittal and…

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Four police officers on patrol in Nigeria in 2023.

Nigerian police secretly arrest journalist Daniel Ojukwu over critical report

Abuja, May 8, 2024—Authorities in Nigeria should immediately release journalist Daniel Ojukwu and stop intimidating and arresting members of the press who investigate the government’s spending of public funds, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On May 1, Ojukwu, a reporter with the privately owned Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), went missing and his…

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Headshot of Guinean journalist Mamoudou Babila Keita of the Inquisiteur news website

Guinea suspends journalist Mamoudou Babila Keita and Inquisiteur website for 6 months

Dakar, May 8, 2023—Guinea’s media regulator should lift its suspension of the Inquisiteur outlet and journalist Mamoudou Babila Keita and allow the press to report on matters of public interest without fear of sanctions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On April 17, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) suspended the private news website…

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Journalist Idrissa Soumana Maïga detained for ‘undermining national defense’ in Niger

Dakar, May 7, 2024 — Nigerien authorities must immediately release Idrissa Soumana Maïga, editor of the privately owned newspaper L’Enquêteur, and allow him to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. An investigative judge at the court in Niamey, the capital, charged Maïga with “undermining national defense” and ordered his transfer to Niamey…

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Moshoeshoe Monare SABC South Africa

SABC editor-in-chief called for security vetting and polygraph before South Africa election

Lusaka, May 6, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday expressed alarm that South Africa’s spy agency wants to subject Moshoeshoe Monare, the editor-in-chief of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), to additional security vetting and an invasive lie-detector test ahead of the country’s crucial May 29 general election. A senior official at…

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On April 25, a group of unidentified men firebombed Class Media Group's office, in the Labone district of Ghana’s capital Accra, and fled the scene. (Screenshot My C TV/YouTube)

Private media outlet Class Media Group firebombed in Ghana

Abuja, May 6, 2024—Authorities in Ghana should swiftly and comprehensively conclude their investigation of the April 25 firebomb attack on Class Media Group’s office, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that journalists at the media outlet can work safely, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday. On April 25, four unidentified men on…

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In a video uploaded November 2022, journalist Muhiyadin Mohamed Abdullahi, who is appealing a two-year prison sentence, talks about the popularity of his online show, Muxiyediin Show. (Screenshot: nimcaan ilkacase/YouTube)

Ethiopian journalist Muhiyadin Mohamed Abdullahi sentenced to 2 years in prison 

Nairobi, May 3, 2024— The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ethiopian authorities not to contest the appeal of journalist Muhiyadin Mohamed Abdullahi’s conviction on hate speech and false news charges. On Thursday, May 2, Muhiyadin—who has been detained since his February 13 arrest—was sentenced to two years in prison by the Fafen Zone High Court in Jigjiga,…

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