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Burundi court sentences Iwacu journalists to 2.5 years in prison

January 30, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Nairobi, January 30, 2020 -- Burundi authorities should not contest the appeal of four journalists from Iwacu convicted today and should stop filing state security charges against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somaliland court sentences journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig to 21 months in prison

January 28, 2020 2:10 PM ET

Nairobi, January 28, 2020 -- Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig from prison and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Political party security officials assault Zimbabwean journalist

January 27, 2020 2:25 PM ET

On January 21, 2020, security officers affiliated with the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, a Zimbabwean opposition group, barred journalist Robert Tapfumaneyi from covering a meeting in the capital, Harare, assaulted him, and broke his camera lens, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, news...

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Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria journalist dies after attack

January 23, 2020 3:16 PM ET

Abuja, January 23, 2020—Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and determine whether his journalism was the motive for the attack, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine

January 14, 2020 3:25 PM ET

Nairobi, January 14, 2020 -- Ugandan police should drop all charges against journalist Willy Tamale and cease harassing reporters for their political coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Patricia Kayuni assaulted while covering protest in Malawi

January 14, 2020 12:05 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2019 -- Malawian authorities should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the assault of journalist Patricia Kayuni and ensure that those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Malawi detains, charges 3 journalists seeking to cover EU delegation’s return

January 10, 2020 5:57 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2020 -- Malawian authorities should drop the prosecution of three journalists who wanted to cover the return to the country on January 8 of a European Union electoral observer mission, but were instead detained for two hours at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, the capital,...

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Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone

January 10, 2020 4:21 PM ET

Abuja, January 10, 2020 -- Authorities in Sierra Leone should investigate recent attacks against journalists covering local politics, and should ensure that reporters can do their jobs safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzanian authorities ban online TV station, fine 2 others

January 8, 2020 12:57 PM ET

On September 27, 2019, Tanzania’s broadcasting regulator suspended the privately owned internet-based broadcaster Kwanza Online TV for six months and fined two other online stations, Watetezi TV and Ayo TV, according to statements by Kwanza Online TV and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition, a network of local nongovernmental...

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Chadian journalist detained since December 26 over defamation complaint

January 6, 2020 3:52 PM ET

Vancouver, Canada, January 6, 2020 -- Authorities in Chad should release journalist Ali Hamata Achène, and stop pursuing criminal defamation and retaliatory cases against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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