Mozambique / Africa

Journalists attacked in Mozambique since 1992

  

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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CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists

CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.

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Military police patrol the streets of Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, on November 19, 2013. A radio journalist in Mozambique has been held in pretrial detention since January, 2019. (Reuters/Grant Lee Neuenburg)

CPJ joins calls for immediate and unconditional release of Mozambican radio journalist Amade Abubacar

Johannesburg, April 11, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists and 37 other civil society groups today issued a joint statement urging Mozambican authorities to immediately and unconditionally release community radio journalist Amade Abubacar, who has been in pre-trial detention since his arrest on January 5.

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Residents stand on rooftops in a flooded area of Buzi, central Mozambique, on March 20, 2019, after the passage of cyclone Idai. (AFP/Adrien Barbier)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of March 14 and 15 in the Sofala province of Mozambique. The storm continued inland, causing flooding across Mozambique and parts of Zimbabwe and Malawi. The port city of Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city, has been flattened and the humanitarian crisis is acute, according to news reports.…

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Internally displaced people offload food, blankets, and other goods after fleeing militant attacks in Naunde, northern Mozambique, on June 13, 2018. A Mozambican journalist was arrested on January 5, 2019, and held in a military prison after photographing families who fled the militant attacks. (AFP/Joaquim Nhamirre)

Mozambican journalist arrested, held in military prison

New York, January 9, 2019–Mozambique’s military should immediately release Amade Abubacar, a community radio journalist for the state-owned Rádio e Televisao Comunitária Nacedje de Macomia in northern Cabo Delgado province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Mozambican people celebrate the 40th anniversary of their country's independence from Portugal on June 25, 2015, in Maputo. The Mozambican government imposed high fees on independent media on July 23, 2018. (AFP/Adrien Barbier)

Mozambican government imposes crippling fees on independent media

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 Informação, a bureaucratic body that facilitates…

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Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted on March 27, according to reports.(Neusa Ribeiro)

Mozambique journalist abducted, assaulted

New York, March 28, 2018–Mozambican authorities should launch a credible investigation into the abduction and assault of Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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