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'You cannot muzzle the media': Nigerian journalists on press freedom under Buhari

April 15, 2019 11:59 AM ET

When Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari won re-election this year, he campaigned (as he did in 2015) on an image of good governance and anti-corruption. Billboards in the capital, Abuja, bore the smiling faces of the president--who first led Nigeria as military ruler from 1983-1985--and his vice-president Yemi Osinbajo,...

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CPJ joins calls for immediate and unconditional release of Mozambican radio journalist Amade Abubacar

April 11, 2019 10:36 AM ET

Johannesburg, April 11, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists and 37 other civil society groups today issued a joint statement urging Mozambican authorities to immediately and unconditionally release community radio journalist Amade Abubacar, who has been in pre-trial detention since his arrest on January 5....

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Comoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisis

April 10, 2019 2:08 PM ET

Nairobi, April 10, 2019 -- Authorities in the Comoros should stop detaining journalists and censoring the press in the wake of the disputed March 24 presidential election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Armed men raid Somalia's Universal TV, fire guns in station

April 3, 2019 2:11 PM ET

Nairobi, April 3, 2019--Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate an attack on the privately-owned station Universal TV and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Burundi media regulator bans BBC and VOA

April 2, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Nairobi, April 2, 2019 -- Authorities in Burundi should fully restore broadcasting rights to the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America, and allow journalists in the country to contribute to the two organizations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri arrested again in Bayelsa state

March 30, 2019 5:35 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2019--Unidentified men today arrested Jones Abiri, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, in the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa, according to news reports, as well as a local activist with whom CPJ spoke and posts on social media....

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East African court rules that Tanzania's Media Services Act violates press freedom

March 28, 2019 5:06 PM ET

Nairobi, March 28, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed a ruling today by the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) that multiple sections of Tanzania's Media Services Act restrict press freedom and freedom of expression, and called on the Tanzanian government to repeal the act....

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Two journalists held in pretrial detention since February in Comoros

March 26, 2019 2:56 PM ET

Nairobi, March 26, 2019 -- Authorities in the Comoros should immediately release journalists Abdallah Abdou Hassane and Oubeidillah Mchangama, who have been held in pretrial detention on an array of charges for over a month, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Zambia suspends independent TV broadcaster for 30 days

March 22, 2019 3:50 PM ET

Cape Town, March 22, 2019 -- Zambia's minister of information and broadcasting should grant an appeal requested by the privately owned Prime TV broadcaster and allow the station back on air after the country's media regulator suspended its license for 30 days for alleged unprofessionalism, the Committee to Protect...

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Zimbabwe must release filmmaker Zenzele Ndebele

March 21, 2019 5:02 PM ET

New York, March 21--State security today arrested documentary filmmaker Zenzele Ndebele and charged him with "possession of offensive weapons at public gatherings," under Section 43 of Zimbabwe's Criminal Law Code, according to his lawyers and news reports. Security officers found a used tear gas canister in the journalist's car...

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