Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at a rally in Soweto on May 18, 2024, to launch the manifesto of his new political party, uMkhonto we Sizwe, ahead of South Africa’s May 29 general election. Men wearing military fatigues assaulted a number of of journalists at the rally. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Journalists assaulted at MK election rally ahead of South Africa elections  

Lusaka, May 24, 2024 — South African authorities must investigate and hold to account  those responsible for sexually assaulting a woman journalist as well as physically assaulting and harassing other members of the media during an uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party political rally on May 18, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Friday. Men…

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Police officers stand guard during Saturday's protest. (Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad)

Journalists assaulted, detained during rally in Malaysia

Bangkok, April 30, 2012–Security forces attacked several journalists Saturday while cracking down on a rally in Kuala Lumpur, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists rejects the government’s claims that police acted with restraint and calls for an independent investigation into the attacks.

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