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South Sudan authorities block access to at least four media websites

July 20, 2017 5:42 PM ET

New York, July 19, 2017 -- South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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South Sudan detains director of public broadcaster for more than a week

July 18, 2017 3:19 PM ET

Nairobi, July 18, 2017--South Sudanese authorities should immediately release Adil Faris Mayat, the director of the country's public broadcaster, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. National Security Service agents arrested Mayat in Juba on July 10, according to media reports....

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Nigerian court orders journalist facing false reporting charge to be detained

July 17, 2017 5:01 PM ET

New York, July 17, 2017--Nigerian authorities should drop all charges against Luka Binniyat and release the journalist from jail immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A judge ordered the journalist to be detained on charges of "breach of public peace" and false reporting over an article he wrote...

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Nigerian police raid offices of daily newspaper The Sun

July 13, 2017 4:48 PM ET

Nigerian police working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria raided the Lagos headquarters of the daily newspaper The Sun, on the morning of June 12, 2017, according to a statement by The Sun....

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TV journalist detained in Somaliland

July 10, 2017 6:39 PM ET

Nairobi, July 10, 2017--Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release TV journalist Omar Ali Hassan Serbiya, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security officers arrested Omar when he arrived at Hargeisa on July 8, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous republic, his employer told CPJ....

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Puntland journalist jailed after criticizing president

July 7, 2017 6:12 PM ET

Nairobi, July 7, 2017--Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website Puntlandone.com, since July 2, according to media...

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South African court orders group to cease harassing journalists

July 7, 2017 12:29 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2017--A Johannesburg High Court order forbidding a political organization from gathering outside the home of journalists who have reported on corruption, threatening them, or inciting others to harm them is a welcome victory for press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ asks Confederation of African Football to urge release of jailed Cameroonian journalists

July 6, 2017 5:24 PM ET

Ahmad Ahmad President of the Confederation of African Football 3 Abdel Khalek Sarwat Street, 6th October City 12566, Egypt Via Email: [email protected] Via Facsimile: +20-2/3824 7274 July 6, 2017 Dear Mr. Ahmad, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving press freedom, ask...

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Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections

July 5, 2017 4:27 PM ET

Nairobi, July 5, 2017-- Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead of general elections due to take place August 8, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper closed for two weeks

June 23, 2017 4:44 PM ET

Police and officials from the Gambia Revenue Agency (GRA) on June 14, 2017, shut down the Daily Observer newspaper and forced all staff from the publication to leave the office, saying the publication owed 17 million dalasi (U.S.$371,415) in unpaid taxes, Daily Observer Managing Director Pa Modou Mbowe told...

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