Amal Habbani

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Luz Mely Reyes, Amal Habbani, Anastasiya Stanko, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, and Maria Ressa. (Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil)

CPJ gala honors brave journalists, highlights journalism’s role

International Press Freedom Awards go to Vietnamese blogger, Venezuelan reporter, Ukrainian broadcaster, and Sudanese freelancer New York, November 21, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists and media luminaries from around the world last night celebrated courageous journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam at the 28th annual International Press Freedom Awards. Also joining the ceremony were…

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Sudan holds local journalist for 12 days, confiscates newspapers

New York, January 29, 2018–Sudanese authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Amal Habbani and cease confiscating newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A November 13, 2015, file photo shows newspapers on display at a newsstand in Khartoum. (Reuters/Mohamed Noureldin Abdallah)

Sudan confiscates, censors newspapers for reporting FIFA suspension

New York, July 13, 2017–Sudanese authorities should stop confiscating newspapers and censoring their coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In recent days, the country’s security service has confiscated or censored the coverage of at least five newspapers, according to press reports.

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A Sudanese journalist in Khartoum holds a sign reading "Yes to freedom of expression" in this file photo from June 2012. (Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Sudanese journalist fined after reporting on trial

New York, July 10, 2017–Sudanese authorities should drop all charges against Al-Taghyeer columnist Amal Habbani, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Sudan’s press under siege

Press freedom in Sudan is rapidly deteriorating, with confiscation of newspapers by the security agency becoming a norm. The scope of violations committed against publications and journalists by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) is widening by the day.

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