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In Zimbabwe, journalist detained for covering demonstration

Police detained for several hours a reporter for the independent Daily News on July 3, 2014, local journalists told CPJ. Helen Kadirire was held in Mutoko, a town 143 kilometres (89 miles) east of the capital, Harare, after she started to cover a demonstration by the Mutoko North Development Trust, a local community organization, according…

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Zimbabwean journalists report being attacked, threatened

At least two journalists reported being attacked, threatened, and obstructed in January 2014 in Zimbabwe, while a third was summoned to court a year after being charged, according to news reports.

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Egyptians gather in Cairo to mark the third anniversary of the uprising. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)

Anti-press abuses on third anniversary of Egypt uprising

New York, January 28, 2014–Several local and international journalists have been attacked and detained in Egypt while covering deadly clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, according to news reports. The clashes erupted on Saturday, the third anniversary of the uprising in Egypt.

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President Yahya Jammeh has ordered two newspapers to cease publishing. (AFP/Simon Maina)

Amid execution debate, the Gambia censors newspapers

Lagos, Nigeria, September 17, 2012–State security agents in the Gambia on Friday ordered two independent newspapers to cease publication immediately but provided no explanation, according to local journalists and news reports.Agents from the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in the capital, Banjul, visited the offices of the daily The Standard and the paper Daily News, which publishes three times…

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Abdulhamid Adiamoh (The Point)

Journalist in the Gambia detained beyond legal limit

Abuja, Nigeria, June 25, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Gambian authorities to immediately release or charge a journalist who has been in detention without charge longer than the country’s limit of 72 hours. Abdulhamid Adiamoh, the managing editor of the Today newspaper, was arrested Wednesday in connection with an opinion article, “Counsel sidesteps…

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Momodou Jallow (Daily News)

Journalist harassed for reporting farmers’ complaints

New York, January 10, 2012–Police in Gambia are harassing a journalist for reporting farmers’ complaints against a local official accused of mismanaging public resources, according to local journalists and news reports.

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