Africa / 2012

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Uganda police beat journalists covering opposition leader

October 4, 2012 6:09 PM ET

Nairobi, October 4, 2012--Ugandan police officers beat three journalists while they were reporting on the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye outside the Kampala Central Police Station today, according to news reports. The attacks are the latest in at least 10 cases of similar assaults documented by CPJ in...

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Zimbabwean police raid news agency, seize equipment

October 3, 2012 6:15 PM ET

Nairobi, October 3, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a police raid on a news production company in Belgravia, a suburb north of the capital, on September 26 in which several journalists were detained and equipment confiscated....

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Journalist detained in South Sudan for three days

October 2, 2012 12:54 PM ET

Security agents arrested Nasir Fazol, a reporter and printing technician for the independent daily Citizen, on September 5, 2012, and released him three days later without charging him, according to news reports....

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Somaliland police detain journalists in Borama

October 2, 2012 12:17 PM ET

Police from the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland detained two journalists without charge on September 13, 2012, and released them four days later, according to local journalists....

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Two Somali journalists killed in Mogadishu

September 28, 2012 4:57 PM ET

Nairobi, September 28, 2012--Two Somali journalists have been killed in Mogadishu in the past 24 hours, one in a brutal targeted attack, according to local journalists and news reports. ...

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In Nigeria, Boko Haram threatens attacks on media

September 24, 2012 4:16 PM ET

A radical militant Islamist group released an 18-minute video on May 1, 2012, that threatened attacks on at least 14 local and international news outlets, according to news reports. In the video, Boko Haram, a group seeking the imposition of Sharia law in northern Nigeria, accused the outlets of biased...

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At least five radio stations attacked in Mali

September 24, 2012 4:14 PM ET

At least five radio stations were attacked in March 2012 as Tuareg separatists, allied with extremist Islamist militants, pushed the Malian army back from the northeastern region of Gao, according to news reports....

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CNN offices in Nigeria harassed by men in plainclothes

September 24, 2012 4:10 PM ET

Armed men in plainclothes raided the offices of CNN in the commercial capital of Lagos on January 16, 2012, amid nationwide protests over hikes in fuel prices, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Fourth Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu in 24 hours

September 21, 2012 4:39 PM ET

Nairobi, September 21, 2012--Unidentified gunmen killed veteran Somali journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge in Mogadishu this morning, just hours after he had reported on an explosion that killed 14 people including three of his colleagues....

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Journalist, fearing attack, flees town in Mali

September 21, 2012 3:07 PM ET

Soumaïla Abdoulaye Maïga, a presenter with community station Radio Soni in the northeastern town of Ansongo, went into hiding on April 13, 2012, after being warned of an imminent attack by separatist fighters of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), according to local journalists. After Maïga fled,...

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