Africa / 2014

Zimbabwe police attack photojournalist

August 22, 2014 1:43 PM ET

Police in the capital, Harare, on August 18, 2014, assaulted and detained a photojournalist from the private daily paper Zimbabwe Mail who was covering a demonstration calling on the government to provide jobs, according to news reports....

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Somali authorities detain three journalists and shutter radio station

August 21, 2014 11:11 AM ET

Nairobi, August 21, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the detention of three Shabelle Media Network journalists and the closure of their station. Security agents arrested 19 individuals at the network's offices in the capital Mogadishu on August 15, and removed the transmitters of...

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South Sudan closes radio station, arrests editor

August 18, 2014 3:50 PM ET

Nairobi, August 18, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns South Sudanese authorities' shutdown of the popular Catholic-run Bakhita Radio station in Juba, the capital, on Saturday and the ongoing detention of the station's news editor. Security agents raided the outlet in the morning and arrested four staff members, according...

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Liberian police beat journalist covering ebola protest

August 15, 2014 12:52 PM ET

Liberian police on August 11, 2014, assaulted Henry Karmo, a journalist with the independent FrontPageAfrica newspaper, while he was photographing protesters in the capital, Monrovia, demonstrating against the imposition of a 90-day state of emergency by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, according to news reports. The directive was aimed at controlling...

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Police arrest Djibouti journalist covering demonstration

August 12, 2014 3:43 PM ET

Nairobi, August 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the release of Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, a radio journalist who was taken into custody on Friday in a suburb of the capital, Djibouti City, and accused of incitement and publishing false news. Police arrested Mohamed, a journalist for the...

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In Somalia, Puntland authorities detain radio journalist

August 7, 2014 12:29 PM ET

On August 6, 2014, police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland detained Fatima Yusuf, a reporter for the private broadcaster Radio Daljir, according to local journalists and news reports. Police raided Fatima's hotel room in Puntland's capital, Garowe, and also arrested two other journalists, Puntland TV reporter Khadro Mohamed...

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Freelance journalist in hiding over reports on South Sudan

August 6, 2014 4:03 PM ET

Nairobi, August 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in South Sudan to ensure the safety of a freelance journalist who has been in hiding since late July. Abraham Agoth told CPJ that he fled his home in the northern state of Bahr el Ghazal on July 28,...

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Ethiopian photojournalist Aziza Mohamed held without charge

July 31, 2014 12:13 PM ET

Nairobi, July 31, 2014--CPJ is alarmed by the detention of Addis Guday ("Addis Affairs") photojournalist Aziza Mohamed, who has been in custody for two weeks without charge. Police arrested Aziza on July 18 while she was covering Muslim protests near Anwar Mosque in the capital Addis Ababa, local journalists...

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Police in Burkina Faso seize journalist's camera, deletes images

July 28, 2014 12:47 PM ET

A police officer on July 24, 2014, seized the camera of Hippolyte Sama, a photojournalist with the independent newsmagazine Fasozine, while he was photographing relatives of victims of an Air Algeria plane that crashed in northern Mali, according to news reports....

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DRC police attack journalists covering protest

July 28, 2014 12:45 PM ET

Congolese police on July 22, 2014, beat three TV journalists while they were covering a protest outside the offices of Molière TV, a broadcast station based in the capital, Kinshasa....

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