Mozambique / Africa

Journalists attacked in Mozambique since 1992

  

CPJ honors journalists who risk their lives for press freedom

November 19, 2021—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paid tribute Thursday to brave journalists from Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar by presenting them with CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) in New York. CPJ also honored Hong Kong media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai with its 2021 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award. “The journalists we are honoring…

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Mozambique police assault, repeatedly detain reporter Armando Nenane

On October 2, 2021, a group of police officers in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, detained and assaulted Armando Nenane, a reporter with the privately owned Imprensa Paralegal news agency, which distributes content to other news outlets, while he covered a road accident, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview and posted…

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Mozambique police beat and detain journalists covering demonstrations

On September 9, 2021, police in Mozambique’s central Nampula province harassed, beat, and detained at least six journalists covering protests over the government’s alleged delays in distributing financial relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports and the journalists involved, who spoke with CPJ in phone interviews and via messaging app. The…

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Mozambican police assault journalists reporting at station

New York, July 12, 2021 — Mozambican authorities must investigate a recent police assault on journalists, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that members of the media are able to report without reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 29, Simão Mugas and Faizal Abudo, reporters with the private online broadcaster…

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Mozambique expels British journalist Tom Bowker, bans him for 10 years

New York, February 16, 2021 — Mozambican authorities should reverse their decision to expel journalist Tom Bowker and allow him to work freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mozambican immigration authorities today forced Bowker, a U.K. citizen and the co-founder and editor of the privately owned Zitamar News website, to…

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Arsonists torch office of independent newspaper Canal de Moçambique in Mozambique

New York, August 24, 2020 — Authorities in Mozambique should conduct a quick and thorough investigation into the arson attack on Canal de Moçambique, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 8 p.m. yesterday, in the capital, Maputo, unidentified individuals broke into the office used by the independent weekly investigative newspaper and its…

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Mozambican journalist Omardine Omar convicted of civil disobedience, fined

New York, July 2, 2020 – Mozambican authorities should not contest journalist Omardine Omar’s appeal and should allow him and all members of the press to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 30, the Ka Mpfumo court in Maputo, the capital, convicted Omar, a reporter for the privately owned news…

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President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi is seen in Maputo, Mozambique, on January 15, 2020. CPJ recently joined a letter to Nyusi expressing concern about the disappearance of journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco. (Reuters/Grant Lee Neuenburg)

CPJ joins letter to Mozambican president about enforced disappearance of journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 16 other civil society groups today in sending a letter to Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi expressing concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in northern Cabo Delgado province, including the enforced disappearance of radio journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco.

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Soldiers are seen in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, on March 7, 2018. Journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco recently went missing in Mozambique. (AFP/Adrien Barbier)

Radio journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco missing in Mozambique

New York, April 17, 2020 — Authorities in Mozambique must conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the whereabouts of journalist Ibraimo Abú Mbaruco and hold those responsible for his disappearance to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Pope Francis is seen with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi at the Vatican on September 14, 2018. The pope recently began a visit to Mozambique, which has seen a crackdown on journalists over the past year. (Alberto Pizzoli/Pool via AP)

CPJ joins letter to Pope Francis urging focus on human rights during Mozambique visit

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 14 other human rights and freedom of expression organizations sent an open letter to Pope Francis yesterday, on the eve of his three-day visit to Mozambique, urging the pontiff to publicly support the protection and promotion of human rights as the country prepares for its general elections on October…

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