Incitement

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on June 15, 2019. CPJ called on Bhagel to ensure that police drop charges against journalist Dilip Sharma. (Photo via Indian prime minister's official website)

Journalist facing incitement charges for reporting on alleged power blackouts in central India

New Delhi, June 19, 2019 — Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel should immediately intervene to ensure that police drop charges against journalist Dilip Sharma and direct officials in his state to respect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A man walks down a street in central Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on November 12, 2014. Prime TV, an independent station in Zambia, was recently suspended by the country's media regulator. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)

Zambia suspends independent TV broadcaster for 30 days

Cape Town, March 22, 2019 — Zambia’s minister of information and broadcasting should grant an appeal requested by the privately owned Prime TV broadcaster and allow the station back on air after the country’s media regulator suspended its license for 30 days for alleged unprofessionalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The 100% Noticias building is seen in Managua on December 22, 2018, one day after it was raided and closed by the Nicaraguan police. Two journalists from the broadcaster remain in detention. (Maynor Valenzuela/AFP)

CPJ, RSF call on Nicaragua to release two journalists held on terrorism charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of two independent journalists in Nicaragua, and called on Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release them and drop all charges against them.

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An Algerian man reads a newspaper in the capital, Algiers, on April 12, 2018. Adlène Mellah, founder of online news outlets Dzair Presse and Algerie-Direct, was recently handed a six-month suspended prison sentence in Algiers (Ryad Kramdi/AFP)

Algerian journalist handed six-month suspended prison sentence

On December 25, 2018, the Bab al-Oued court in Algiers sentenced Adlène Mellah, founder of online news outlets Dzair Presse and Algerie-Direct, to one year in prison on charges of “incitement of armed assembly” in response to his coverage of a gathering, according to news reports and his lawyer, Hassen Brahmi, who spoke to the…

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The Accra International Conference Centre screened a documentary by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in Accra, Ghana, on June 7, 2018. Ahmed Hussein Suale Divela, who was involved in the film, was murdered on January 16.

Investigative journalist Ahmed Divela shot dead in Ghana

New York, January 17, 2019–Authorities in Ghana should immediately investigate the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela and ensure that threats against the press are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Supporters of a jailed Ugandan lawmaker known as Bobi Wine protest outside the country's embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 23. A Ugandan radio show host was detained overnight after his show broadcast a discussion on the lawmaker's arrest and recent protests. (AP/Khalil Senosi)

Ugandan police arrest and detain radio presenter overnight

Ugandan police on August 17, 2018 detained Samuel Kyambadde, a political show host and news presenter with the privately owned Metro FM, on allegations that he incited violence during his program, Kyambadde told CPJ on August 22. The journalist was released on bond the following day and is required to report daily to the Old…

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Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, center, First Lady Maesaea Thabane, and King Letsie III are pictured during Thabane's inauguration on June 16, 2017 in Maseru. MoAfrika FM has reported critically on the prime minister and his wife. (Samson Motikoe/AFP)

Lesotho authorities accuse MoAfrika FM of incitement for critical reports

Nairobi, August 15, 2018– Authorities in Lesotho should immediately withdraw a baseless complaint of incitement against the privately owned MoAfrika FM radio station and cease trying to intimidate critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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An undated picture of members of the Zone 9 blogging collective. One of the bloggers is waiting for a court to drop an incitement charge against him. (Endalkachew H/Michael)

CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger

Nairobi, February 16, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger Atnafu Berhane. Prosecutors told a court on February 14 they planned to drop the charge today, but the process was delayed by a paperwork error, Atnafu told CPJ. He added that a judge…

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Employees of TransMedia look at a military order attached to their office doors in Hebron on October 18, 2017. Israeli forces raided several media companies for alleged incitement. (AFP/Hazem Bader)

Israeli forces raid several Palestinian media production companies

Beirut, October 19, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to stop harassing Palestinian media and to release two staff members of a media company arrested during a series of raids in the West Bank yesterday.

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CPJ calls on Israel to reverse decision over Al-Jazeera reporter’s press card

The Committee to Protect Journalists requests that at a hearing scheduled for August 21, the Government Press Office reverses its decision to revoke the press card of Elias Karram, an Israeli journalist and Al-Jazeera Jerusalem correspondent.

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