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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on October 8, 2019. Bolsonaro recently insulted and threatened the Globo media company. (AP/Eraldo Peres)

Brazilian President Bolsonaro threatens to revoke Globo’s broadcasting license

New York, October 30, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to refrain from insulting and threatening media outlets.

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Men are seen in a prison in Puntland state, Somalia, on December 14, 2016. Broadcast reporter Ali Adan Mumin remains detained in Somalia even though a court ordered his release. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Somali journalist Ali Adan Mumin jailed despite court order for release

EDITOR’S NOTE: Immediately after publishing this article, CPJ learned that Ali Adan Mumin has been released from jail. The journalist was released on the condition that he could be summoned by police for questioning at any time, according to Somali Journalists Syndicate cofounder Abdalle Ahmed Mumin and Goobjoog Media Director Hassan Mohamud Mohamed.

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Congolese police officers hold back members of the media in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 12, 2019. Journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe was recently fined and sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the governor of Équateur province. (Jerome Delay/AP)

Congolese journalist jailed for one year for insulting governor

Cape Town, March 14, 2019 — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe’s appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Participants in a religious event pull a cross out of the river Vardar in Skopje during Epiphany on January 19. A journalist covering the event says a security guard attacked her when she tried to interview one of the people taking part. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

In Macedonia, journalist attacked covering religious event

Mirjana Mircevska-Jovanović, a reporter for Kanal 5, a privately owned television station, was attacked in the capital, Skopje, on January 19, 2019 while covering an event celebrating the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, according to local news site Telma.

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