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CPJ condemns killing of Sudanese journalist Khalid Balal in Darfur

New York, March 6, 2024—The Committee to Protect journalists calls on Sudanese authorities to investigate and hold to account those responsible for killing the journalist Khalid Balal and urges all parties to the conflict to respect members of the press. “We are shocked by the brutal killing of journalist Khalid Balal in his own home…

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CPJ calls for immediate release of Sudanese journalist Ogail Ahmed Naime

New York, January 19, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a Sudanese paramilitary group, arrested journalist Ogail Ahmed Naime and calls for his immediate release. On Thursday, January 18, RSF soldiers arrested Naime, a freelance journalist, from his home in Khartoum, according to news reports. As…

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Journalists shot, beaten, and harassed covering conflict between Sudan’s rival military groups

On May 1, freelance Sudanese photographer Faiz Abubaker was filming clashes in Khartoum when, he says, he was shot in the back by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group vying for power with the Sudanese military. The RSF then held him for three hours at a checkpoint, where he was threatened at knife point and…

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