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Sudanese journalist found after being abducted, tortured

November 5, 2012 3:43 PM ET

New York, November 5, 2012--A critical Sudanese freelance journalist was found on the side of a road in Khartoum on Friday after being reported missing on October 29, according to news reports. Somaya Ibrahim Ismail Hundosa had been tortured...

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In Sudan, a new strategy to censor the press

April 5, 2012 6:43 PM ET

Sudanese authorities have a long history of closing newspapers and silencing journalists. But the government security agents who carry out official censorship have launched a new strategy this year that focuses on economic impoverishment--leaving newspapers more vulnerable than ever....

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Sudan frees one journalist; at least 8 still held

August 30, 2011 4:38 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of a jailed journalist in Sudan, but is troubled by reports of the continued detention of at least eight others without charge. President Omar al-Bashir had announced...

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CPJ condemns censorship of Sudanese paper

July 12, 2010 4:21 PM ET

New York, July 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by the Security and National Intelligence Service to bar publication of the daily Al-Intibaha. Authorities suspended the newspaper last week because of the newspaper’s supposed role “in strengthening...

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CPJ calls on Sudan to end newspaper censorship

June 7, 2010 6:03 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2010—The Sudanese government should halt ongoing newspaper censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after at least two papers failed to appear on newsstands over the weekend....

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Sudanese editors questioned for 'insulting' al-Bashir

March 18, 2010 2:25 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2010—Sudan’s official press regulator, the National Press Council, should drop its investigation of two editors accused of insulting President Omar al-Bashir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yass Omar al-Imam, editor-in-chief of the pro-opposition daily Rai...

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Executions in editor's murder trigger doubts, outrage

April 17, 2009 10:38 AM ET

Sudan's execution this week of nine men found guilty of involvement in the 2006 assassination of editor Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed, left, is seen by many there as an outrageous miscarriage of justice, spurred by a thirst on the part of...

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Editor charged with criminal defamation

October 14, 2008 8:06 PM ET

New York, October 14, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about a criminal lawsuit that has been filed against the editor of The Citizen newspaper in Southern Sudan and calls on authorities to drop the case immediately....

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Olympics: 21 edicts on coverage

August 21, 2008 6:39 AM ET

About a week ago I mentioned a South China Morning Post article, "Screws tighten on mainland journalists" that outlined a 21-point memo that had come down from the Central Propaganda Department in July, giving guidelines for China's media coverage...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Nationalist fervor and the Olympics

August 6, 2008 10:40 AM ET

Basketball star Yao Ming carried the Olympic torch through Tiananmen Square today in the triumphant final leg of a relay fraught with protest. His long-legged saunter under the gaze of Mao's portrait captured headlines in today's Web news outlets, along with speculation...

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