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2018

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DRC authorities close two opposition radio stations

October 17, 2018 4:04 PM ET

Goma, October 17, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately reopen two opposition-owned radio stations--Radio Liberté Lisala and Radio Mwana Mboka (Rammbo)--and halt the intimidation of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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DRC newspaper editor detained for criminal defamation

October 12, 2018 6:19 PM ET

Goma, October 12, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Sylvanie Kiaku, editor of the privately owned weekly newspaper La Percée, who was arrested on October 10 in the capital, Kinshasa, and drop charges of criminal defamation against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Somali authorities detain journalist accused of spreading 'false news'

September 26, 2018 1:46 PM ET

Nairobi, September 26, 2018--Authorities in the Somali state of Galmudug should immediately release broadcast journalist Mohamed Abdiwali Tohow without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. Intelligence personnel detained the journalist on September 22 over a report broadcast the previous day for the Mogadishu-based Radio Kulmiye, according to...

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Journalist dies in Puntland of injuries sustained in knife attack

September 21, 2018 2:13 PM ET

Nairobi, September 21, 2018--Police in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia, should rigorously investigate the killing of Abdirisak Said Osman, a reporter and photographer with the privately owned radio station Codka Nabada, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Ethiopia, mobile internet cut in the capital amid clashes and protests

September 21, 2018 12:34 PM ET

Nairobi, September 21, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure internet is available, including during times of unrest when access to information provided by journalists is crucial. Mobile internet was unavailable in the capital, Addis Ababa, from September 17 to the morning of September 19...

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Malian radio station suspended for 11 days for alleged incitement to revolt

September 20, 2018 6:14 PM ET

Bamako's governor, Colonel Déberekoua Soara, indefinitely suspended Renouveau FM, a privately owned radio station in Bamako, Mali's capital, on August 1, 2018. The station was accused by Soara of alleged incitement to hatred and revolt on a popular current affairs show, the broadcaster's director, Sidi Mohamed Dicko, told CPJ....

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Ugandan police arrest at least 8 journalists covering opposition MP Bobi Wine

September 20, 2018 4:18 PM ET

Nairobi, September 20, 2018--Police in Uganda detained at least eight journalists covering the return of opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, from the U.S, according to media reports and local journalists. The arrests are the latest incident of Ugandan security personnel assaulting, harassing, or arresting journalists...

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Abuja court dismisses case against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

September 17, 2018 2:36 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2018--An Abuja magistrate's court today struck out a case against Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Weekly Source, Samuel Ogala, a lawyer who represents Abiri, told CPJ. The court ruled that it did not have jurisdiction over the state where the alleged wrongdoing...

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DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation

September 14, 2018 3:10 PM ET

Goma, September 14, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Tharcisse Zongia, editor-in-chief of the satirical weekly Grognon, who was jailed on September 6 in Kinshasa for criminal defamation, and take action to abolish the country's criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Newspaper journalist assaulted and briefly abducted in Kenya

September 6, 2018 12:27 PM ET

Nairobi, September 6, 2018--Authorities in Kenya should carry out a thorough investigation and bring to justice those responsible for the September 3 assault and abduction of Daily Nation journalist Barrack Oduor and the death of his source, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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