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Record number of journalists in Senegal’s jails amid political turmoil

Senegalese reporter Ndèye Maty Niang, also known as Maty Sarr Niang, would have likely jumped at the chance to report on the political crisis gripping her country since the president postponed elections in early February. But Niang can’t cover the news – she’s in a women’s prison awaiting trial. She’s not alone: Niang is one…

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Senegalese journalist Adbou Khadre Sakho was recently detained on false news allegations.

Senegalese journalist Abdou Khadre Sakho detained on false news allegations

Dakar, August 15, 2023—In response to the detention Tuesday of Senegalese journalist Abdou Khadre Sakho for allegedly spreading false news, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for his release: “Senegalese authorities should immediately release Abdou Khadre Sakho and drop all legal proceedings against him and other journalists being targeted for their…

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