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Internally displaced people offload food, blankets, and other goods after fleeing militant attacks in Naunde, northern Mozambique, on June 13, 2018. A Mozambican journalist was arrested on January 5, 2019, and held in a military prison after photographing families who fled the militant attacks. (AFP/Joaquim Nhamirre)

Mozambican journalist arrested, held in military prison

New York, January 9, 2019–Mozambique’s military should immediately release Amade Abubacar, a community radio journalist for the state-owned Rádio e Televisao Comunitária Nacedje de Macomia in northern Cabo Delgado province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Mozambican people celebrate the 40th anniversary of their country's independence from Portugal on June 25, 2015, in Maputo. The Mozambican government imposed high fees on independent media on July 23, 2018. (AFP/Adrien Barbier)

Mozambican government imposes crippling fees on independent media

New York, August 15, 2018–Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A July 23, 2018, government decree outlined massive hikes in registration fees to be paid to the government-run Gabinete de Informação, a bureaucratic body that facilitates…

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