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Journalists killed in South Sudan since 1992

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Getting Away with Murder

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2017 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free...

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US freelancer Christopher Allen killed while reporting in South Sudan

August 29, 2017 4:05 PM ET

Nairobi, August 29, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by reports that a South Sudanese army spokesman today denied that U.S. freelance reporter and photographer Christopher Allen, who was killed covering conflict there on August 26, was deserving of civilian status. CPJ called for an independent investigation...

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South Sudan authorities block access to at least four media websites

July 20, 2017 5:42 PM ET

New York, July 19, 2017 -- South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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South Sudan detains director of public broadcaster for more than a week

July 18, 2017 3:19 PM ET

Nairobi, July 18, 2017--South Sudanese authorities should immediately release Adil Faris Mayat, the director of the country's public broadcaster, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. National Security Service agents arrested Mayat in Juba on July 10, according to media reports....

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From Fledgling to Failed

April 25, 2017 8:03 AM ET

Even as the country collapses, South Sudan's government will brook no criticism By Jacey Fortin JUBA, South Sudan - The shooting began around 5:15 on a Friday afternoon. Dozens of journalists had gathered in the pressroom at the Presidential Palace--a walled compound also known as "J1"--in the capital city. Following...

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CPJ condemns South Sudan's expulsion of Associated Press reporter

December 7, 2016 1:50 PM ET

Nairobi, December 7, 2016--South Sudanese authorities should immediately reverse the expulsion of U.S. journalist Justin Lynch, a freelancer for The Associated Press, and should cease interfering with journalists' ability to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security officers yesterday arrested the journalist and put him on...

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South Sudan station Eye Radio forced to cease broadcasting

November 11, 2016 1:40 PM ET

Nairobi, November 11, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on South Sudanese authorities to allow the independent station Eye Radio to resume broadcasting....

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Getting Away With Murder

October 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Published October 27, 2016. Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists can be attributed to killings by Islamist militant groups, CPJ...

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South Sudan authorities order independent newspaper to close

September 15, 2016 4:50 PM ET

Nairobi, September 15, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in South Sudan to immediately reopen the Nation Mirror. Security services ordered the independent daily to close yesterday, according to news reports....

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In South Sudan, editor arrested as harassment of press increases

July 26, 2016 2:20 PM ET

Nairobi, July 26, 2016--South Sudan should immediately release Michael Christopher, a journalist who was arrested in the capital, Juba, on July 23, and take action to stop the harassment of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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