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Tech platforms struggle to label state-controlled media

Twitter announced last week that it would start labeling some accounts run by media outlets and their top editors as “state-affiliated,” a descriptor intended to improve transparency about the source of information being shared on the platform.  Since disinformation became a flash point in the debate over content moderation on social media, distinguishing propaganda from…

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A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. (AFP/Seyllou)

Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama Gaye

New York, August 9, 2019–Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police are seen in Gatumba, Burundi, on January 31, 2017. The BBC recently shut its office in Burundi more than one year after its broadcasts had been banned. (AFP/Onesphore Nibigira)

Banned from broadcasting since 2018, BBC closes bureau in Burundi

On July 16, 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation said it had closed its bureau in Burundi, more than one year after its transmissions had been banned in the country, according to a report by the broadcaster and a BBC statement sent to CPJ.

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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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Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido attend a rally in Caracas on May 1, 2019. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Venezuelan authorities restrict internet, block outlets amid unrest

Miami, May 1, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to refrain from restricting access to the internet, social media services, and news outlets in the country during widespread protests and political unrest.

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A radio station is seen in Bujumbura, Burundi, on March 19, 2015. Burundi authorities recently banned the BBC and suspended VOA from broadcasting within the country. (Carl de Souza/AFP)

Burundi media regulator bans BBC and VOA

Nairobi, April 2, 2019 — Authorities in Burundi should fully restore broadcasting rights to the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America, and allow journalists in the country to contribute to the two organizations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A man is restrained after he began shoving members of the media during a rally for President Donald Trump at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

CPJ concerned about journalists’ safety at Trump’s rallies

New York, February 12, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the safety of journalists covering President Donald Trump’s political rallies after a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) camera operator, Ron Skeans, was assaulted during a rally in El Paso, Texas, last night.

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Ugandan military police are seen in Kampala on August 23, 2018. A BBC team was recently arrested while investigating corruption in the country. (Ronald Kabuubi/AP)

Ugandan authorities arrest BBC journalists investigating black market drug sales

Nairobi, February 7, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ugandan authorities to immediately release a team of three journalists and one media worker detained in connection with their investigative reporting and to drop any investigation into a fourth journalist, who is part of the same team.

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Police officers watch as anti-Brexit activists demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London on January 8, 2019. Police were called in after journalists and a member of parliament were harassed by pro-Brexit demonstrators on January 7.

Journalists verbally harassed by demonstrators in London

On January 7, 2019, journalists working near the Parliament building in London were repeatedly verbally harassed by supporters of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, according to news reports and the journalists’ posts on social media.

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza speaks during the launch ceremony on May 2, 2018, for the a constitutional referendum scheduled for May 17 that would allow him to remain in power for another 16 years. Burundian authorities today suspended the licensing for BBC and VOA, according to reports. (AFP/STR)

Burundi media regulator suspends BBC and VOA, warns other broadcasters

Nairobi, May 7, 2018–Authorities in Burundi should immediately lift a six-month licensing suspension imposed on radio broadcasts of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Burundi’s National Communication Council (CNC), the media industry regulator, on May 4 accused the two stations of breaching the country’s…

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