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Journalists killed in Sudan since 1992

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Sudanese journalist detained in undisclosed location for weeks without charges

March 8, 2019 2:28 PM ET

New York, March 8, 2019 -- Sudanese authorities must immediately release journalist Osman Mirghani from detention or clarify his whereabouts and the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Sudan arrests six critical journalists as protests continue

January 28, 2019 5:40 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to release at least six journalists who have been detained in recent days after covering widespread antigovernment protests calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign....

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As anti-Bashir protests continue, Sudan revokes credentials of foreign press

January 22, 2019 1:58 PM ET

Washington, D.C. January 22, 2019--Sudanese authorities yesterday revoked the credentials of at least six journalists working for international news outlets, including Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, according to news reports. The outlets have been covering demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir. Bashir is due to travel to Qatar today for his first...

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Sudan responds to anti-Bashir coverage with censorship and arrests

January 17, 2019 3:37 PM ET

"We were all journalists, so we went to work. We wrote about what happened to us that day," Ashraf Abdelaziz, editor-in-chief of the privately owned al-Jarida daily told me over the phone this week, while recounting how he and his colleagues reported on their own arrest while still in...

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Sudan detains several critical columnists amid protests

January 4, 2019 4:46 PM ET

Washington D.C., January 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to release at least three journalists who have been detained in recent days after publishing columns in support of ongoing, widespread anti-government protests that have included calls for President Omar al-Bashir to resign....

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Sudan must stop trying to censor newspapers, websites

December 21, 2018 1:44 PM ET

Washington D.C, December 21, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to stop trying to stifle news coverage of this week's widespread anti-government protests. Internet service in Sudan, including access to social media websites, was disrupted today, according to Access Now and NetBlocks, two organizations that...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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Sudanese authorities prevent papers from distributing, question reporters

June 18, 2018 6:02 PM ET

Washington D.C., June 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to stop harassing the press by censoring news outlets, questioning journalists, and revoking reporters' accreditation....

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Sudanese authorities prevent distribution of Al-Jarida newspaper

June 7, 2018 4:15 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2018 -- Sudanese authorities should allow the privately owned Al-Jarida newspaper to be distributed freely and cease its ongoing campaign against critical journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Agents from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) held up distribution...

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Sudan sentences 2 journalists for "false news," 2 others for defamation

March 30, 2018 11:18 AM ET

New York, March 28, 2018--Sudanese authorities should stop harassing journalists and allow them to report on matters of public interest without fear of government reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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