Azory Gwanda

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CPJ launches #MissingNotForgotten campaign

Authorities must investigate the cases of journalists who have disappeared globally New York, August 31, 2020—A lack of accountability in the cases of journalists who disappear is chilling for press freedom and devastating for the journalists’ families, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today in launching the #MissingNotForgotten campaign. Marking the International Day of the…

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CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists

CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.

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CPJ calls on Tanzania’s Magufuli to drop Kabendera charges, investigate Gwanda case

CPJ writes to Tanzanian President John Magufuli to urge his government to drop charges against freelance journalist Erick Kabendera and provide a public accounting of the fate of missing journalist Azory Gwanda.

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In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda, who has been missing since 2017, is dead. (Photo credit: Mwananchi Publications Limited)

In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

Nairobi, July 10, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda after the country’s foreign minister, Palamagamba Kabudi, said in an interview that the journalist is dead.

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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen.

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A screen shot from December 2017 displaying the front pages of Tanzanian newspapers Mwananchi and The Citizen, calling on the Tanzanian government to help find missing journalist Azory Gwanda. November 21, 2018, marked the one-year anniversary of Gwanda's disappearance. (MCL Digital)

One year after disappearance, CPJ calls for credible investigation into Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda’s fate

New York, November 21, 2018–One year after freelance journalist Azory Gwanda disappeared in Tanzania, the Committee to Protect Journalists reiterated its call for a credible investigation and public accounting of his fate.

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