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Lesotho military spokesman threatens investigative journalist

December 21, 2018 4:24 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2018--Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane must repudiate threats made by the military against Lesotho Times investigative journalist Pascalinah Kabi and ensure that the press can function without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Zambia, journalist jailed for 18 months for contempt of court

December 21, 2018 1:47 PM ET

Nairobi, December 21, 2018--Zambia's Supreme Court yesterday sentenced Derrick Sinjela, editor-in-chief of the privately owned Rainbow Newspaper, to 18 months in prison for contempt of court. Sinjela was convicted in September in relation to articles that accused the Supreme Court of corruption and questioned its handling of a case...

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CPJ calls on Cameroon's Biya to release critically ill journalist

December 19, 2018 3:35 PM ET

CPJ calls on Cameroon's president, Paul Biya, to release critically ill imprisoned journalist Thomas Awah Junior, the Northwest correspondent for privately owned Afrik 2 Radio in Yaoundé and publisher of the monthly Aghem Messenger magazine, on humanitarian grounds.

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One year after disappearance, CPJ calls for credible investigation into Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda's fate

November 21, 2018 2:37 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2018--One year after freelance journalist Azory Gwanda disappeared in Tanzania, the Committee to Protect Journalists reiterated its call for a credible investigation and public accounting of his fate....

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CPJ raises mistreatment of Africa team with Tanzania's president

November 16, 2018 11:40 AM ET

CPJ writes to President John Magufuli to express concern about the treatment of two members of our Africa program team who were detained by Tanzanian officials on November 7.

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CPJ outraged at Tanzania's treatment of its Africa program team

November 12, 2018 6:21 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities and South Africa's foreign minister justifying the detention of CPJ's Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7. Officials from both countries falsely claimed CPJ's Africa program coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan...

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CPJ calls on Cameroon to release and drop charges against Mimi Mefo

November 8, 2018 5:31 PM ET

Abidjan, November 8, 2018--Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release and drop all charges against Mimi Mefo, the head of English news and a presenter for the privately owned Equinoxe television and radio station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mefo, who also runs Mimi Mefo Info, her own...

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Detained CPJ staffers released in Tanzania

November 8, 2018 8:09 AM ET

New York, November 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, from detention in Tanzania and called for Tanzanian authorities to halt their ongoing crackdown against a free press....

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CPJ calls on Tanzania authorities to release staff Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo

November 7, 2018 3:31 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2018--Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, and return their passports, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroon authorities summon journalist Mimi Mefo

November 2, 2018 5:26 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2018--Authorities in Cameroon should halt their intimidation of journalist Mimi Mefo and ensure that she can work safely without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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