Bishop Rolando Alvarez

Nicaraguan government suspends at least 17 local radio and TV stations

In August 2022, Nicaragua’s telecommunications regulator ordered the suspension of at least 17 media outlets, including radio stations and local television channels, according to a list shared with CPJ by the journalists’ union Periodistas y Comunicadores de Nicaragua (PCIN). The list of suspended news outlets that PCIN shared with CPJ includes TV stations Canal San…

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Turkey’s legal year begins with new terrorism charges, convictions for journalists

In the first week of the legal year when courts open, Turkish courts convicted two journalists on terrorism charges, brought new terrorism charges against two others, and rejected an appeal for the release of 15 journalists and one media worker, who have been in pretrial detention for nearly three months. On Wednesday, September 7, 2022,…

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Chad gendarmerie

Chadian military police detain journalists Janvier Mouatangar and Anner Sabartang in separate incidents

In separate incidents on August 8 and August 10, 2022, the Chadian gendarmerie, a military police force, arrested and detained journalists Janvier Mouatangar and Anner Sabartang in the southwestern part of the country. On August 8, the commander of the gendarmerie in the city of Doba detained Mouatangar, a correspondent for the radio station La Voix…

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Indian tax authorities ‘survey’ media funding organization IPSMF

On the afternoon of September 7, 2022, officials with India’s Income Tax Department conducted a “survey” of the Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation, a philanthropic organization that provides financial support to independent digital news outlets in the country, at the foundation’s office in Bengaluru, the capital of the southern state of Karnataka, according to multiple…

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Kareem Kaifi

Iraqi Kurdish Asayish forces detain NRT reporter Kareem Kaifi overnight

On September 5, 2022, Iraqi Kurdistan Asayish forces arrested NRT broadcast reporter Kareem Kaifi while he tried to cover a drone attack in Erbil governate’s Soran district, according to a report by the broadcaster and the journalist, who spoke with CPJ in a phone interview. Earlier that day, a drone attack targeted a group of…

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Mozambican journalist Gil Namelo assaulted, forced to delete photographs by port official

Around noon on August 13, 2022, Agostinho Conde da Silva, an official with Mozambique’s state-owned port and railway authority, assaulted journalist Gil Namelo in the port city of Quelimane, according to news reports, a statement by the Mozambique chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), and Namelo, who spoke to CPJ via messaging…

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Imran Hossain Titu

Bangladeshi journalist Imran Hossain Titu investigated under Digital Security Act

On April 5, 2022, the Barisal Cyber Tribunal, which adjudicates alleged cybercrime offenses in Bangladesh’s southern Barisal division, accepted a complaint against Imran Hossain Titu, the Barguna district correspondent for privately owned broadcaster Ekattor TV, for allegedly violating the Digital Security Act, according to a statement by the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, a local…

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Maada Jessie Jengo

Sierra Leone soldiers beat broadcast journalist Maada Jessie Jengo

On July 2, 2022, four Sierra Leone soldiers slapped, punched, and kicked broadcast journalist Maada Jessie Jengo on various parts of his body, and also slashed his face with a sharp object, according to news reports and Jengo, who spoke by phone to CPJ. The attack on Jengo, senior producer and presenter with the privately…

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Sierra Leone politician shoves journalist Abdulai Gbla in parliament

On June 28, 2022, Abdul Muniru Lansana, a member of Sierra Leone’s parliament, pushed Abdulai Gbla, CEO of the privately owned broadcaster Gbla TV Online, as the journalist filmed legislators at the country’s parliament building in Freetown, the capital, according to Gbla, who spoke to CPJ by phone, and a report by the Media Foundation…

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Ivory Coast journalist Noël Konan jailed overnight, fined over a tweet

On July 18, 2022, a court in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, convicted investigative reporter Noël Kouadio Konan of defamation under Article 89 of the country’s press law and fined him three million CFA francs (US$4,600) over a June 29 tweet, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via messaging…

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