Media Institute of Southern Africa – Lesotho

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CPJ calls on Lesotho not to treat reporting on banned music groups as criminal offense

Lusaka, May 31, 2024—Lesotho authorities should withdraw statements equating media interviews with outlawed music groups to criminal offenses and provide guarantees that journalists will not face arrest for doing their jobs, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.   During a May 21 press briefing, deputy police commissioner and then-acting head of the police force…

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