Elections

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Two Congolese journalists held by police for critical reporting on military

July 15, 2016 6:06 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arbitrary detention of two radio journalists in the Ituri district of Oriental Province in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and calls on Congolese officials to...

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Ugandan minister warns media not to cover protests

May 9, 2016 4:37 PM ET

Nairobi, May 9, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should cease attempting to intimidate journalists in an effort to keep them from covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Djibouti expels BBC journalists ahead of elections

April 6, 2016 2:18 PM ET

Nairobi, April 6, 2016-Djibouti should ensure that journalists can report on presidential elections without harassment or fear of expulsion, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, condemning Djiboutian authorities' recent expulsion of a team of BBC journalists from the country....

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Congo imposes total communications blackout during election

March 22, 2016 4:15 PM ET

New York, March 22, 2016 -The government of the Republic of Congo should immediately lift the total communications blackout it imposed before the March 20 presidential elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzanian journalist abducted, beaten for Zanzibar election coverage

March 22, 2016 3:44 PM ET

Unknown assailants abducted Salma Said, a reporter with the Kiswahili-language Mwananchi ("Citizen") newspaper and a correspondent for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, shortly after the journalist arrived at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport on March 18, 2016, according...

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Uganda blocks social media and mobile phone services during voting

February 18, 2016 1:11 PM ET

Nairobi, February 18, 2016 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Ugandan authorities' restricting access to social media as voters went to the polls in today's presidential elections....

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Ugandan radio host arrested mid-broadcast

February 17, 2016 3:22 PM ET

Kampala, February 17, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should immediately drop all charges against radio journalist Richard Mungu Jakican, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uganda elections approach amid hostile environment for media

February 16, 2016 8:53 AM ET

Demonstrations against the government are a routine affair in the Ugandan capital Kampala, and Andrew Lwanga thought it would be just another day at work when he was assigned to cover a protest march by a few dozen unemployed...

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Uganda forces radio station off the air ahead of elections

January 28, 2016 10:21 AM ET

New York, January 28, 2016 -- Ugandan regulators should immediately allow the privately owned radio station Endigyito FM to resume broadcasts, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Burundi must investigate attacks on journalists

August 6, 2015 1:33 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 18 other organizations are urging Burundi authorities to investigate attacks on journalists and human rights defenders. Since the April announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza would run for a third term, defying constitutional limitations...

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