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Two Congolese journalists arrested for investigating land dispute

August 17, 2018 5:12 PM ET

Two journalists, Yolande Kusaya and Cédrick Kidimbu, with the privately owned Radio Lisanga Télévision (RLTV) were arrested in Nsele municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on July 17, 2018, and detained for four days at the prosecutor's office in Kinkole, a suburb northeast...

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Ugandan security personnel arrest, assault journalists covering electoral unrest

August 17, 2018 11:58 AM ET

Nairobi, August 17, 2018-- Authorities in Uganda should immediately drop charges of incitement and malicious damage to property against two journalists and investigate allegations that security personnel on August 13 and August 14 assaulted members of the press reporting on political unrest in northern Uganda's Arua District, the Committee...

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Nigerian journalist jailed for refusing to reveal source

August 16, 2018 6:32 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2018--Nigerian police should immediately release journalist Samuel Ogundipe, drop all charges against him, and cease efforts to pressure him to reveal any journalistic sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ welcomes release of Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

August 15, 2018 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today after over two years in detention of Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source newspaper. CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to drop all charges against Abiri and ensure those responsible for his over two years...

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Lesotho authorities accuse MoAfrika FM of incitement for critical reports

August 15, 2018 3:40 PM ET

Nairobi, August 15, 2018-- Authorities in Lesotho should immediately withdraw a baseless complaint of incitement against the privately owned MoAfrika FM radio station and cease trying to intimidate critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mozambican government imposes crippling fees on independent media

August 15, 2018 1:29 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2018--Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A July 23, 2018, government decree outlined massive hikes in registration fees to be paid to the government-run Gabinete de...

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Cameroon community radio destroyed in alleged arson attack

August 9, 2018 12:39 PM ET

Johannesburg, August 9, 2018--Cameroonian authorities should speedily investigate an alleged arson attack on community radio station Sky FM in the volatile Northwest region and ensure those responsible are prosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan journalist attacked twice while covering parliamentary elections

August 8, 2018 2:11 PM ET

Nairobi, August 8, 2018--Authorities in Uganda should rigorously investigate two attacks on journalist Damba Wiziri that occurred while he was covering a recent national parliamentary election in Sheema Municipality, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations

August 3, 2018 4:28 PM ET

Nairobi, August 3, 2018--Parliamentarians in Kenya should stop harassing journalists and allow them to report on the legislature without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jones Abiri finally in court; Nigeria must release him

August 2, 2018 6:42 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2018--Nigerian authorities should release without delay Jones Abiri, publisher and editor in chief of the Weekly Source newspaper, and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Nigeria's state security service, known as the DSS, arrested Abiri on July 21, 2016,...

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