Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Sudan

February 16, 2010 12:14 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments•  Government continues to impose vast censorship.•  New press law falls short of international standards. Key Statistic 9: Men executed in editor’s murder. Observers call it a miscarriage of justice. Sudanese journalists worked amid political uncertainty and...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Sudan

February 10, 2009 12:11 AM ET

Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which formally ended a decades-long civil war between north and south, officially protects press freedom. However, Sudanese officials ignored these guarantees in practice. In February, the government reinstated formal censorship of the print news media, instructing...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Middle East and North Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2008 10:48 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Sudan

February 5, 2008 10:28 AM ET

SUDAN Despite free speech protections built into Sudan’s 2005 interim constitution, authorities operated as if a state of emergency were still in force. Newspaper suspensions, criminal charges, and detentions were a routine part of working as a journalist in...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Middle East Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:22 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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Paper banned for reporting on murdered editor

February 1, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 1, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the indefinite closure today of an independent Sudanese daily for publishing an article about the beheading of an editor last September. A state prosecutor imposed an immediate ban on the...

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Authorities intensify newspaper censorship and seizures

September 14, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 14, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by increasing censorship of opposition and independent newspapers in Sudan. The press climate in the country has deteriorated in recent months against a backdrop of continuing ethnic killings in...

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Editor kidnapped and beheaded

September 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the kidnapping and beheading in Sudan of a newspaper editor. Masked gunmen bundled Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed, editor-in-chief of the private daily Al-Wifaq, into a car outside his home in...

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Sudanese reporter held for secret reasons

May 1, 2006 8:00 PM ET

New York, October 5, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that Sudanese security forces have held Abu Obeida Abdallah, a reporter for the pro-government daily Al-Ra’y Al-Aam, incommunicado and without charge since Friday. “No evidence has been disclosed...

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