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April 23 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Apr 23 2014, 17:50:53

Dear Ambassadors Kamau and Kőrösi: I am writing to you in your capacity as the co-chairmen of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Your work and the recommendations of your group will help frame the discussion in the coming year as United Nations member states seek to agree a set of objectives to succeed the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015. We at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) believe it is vital that your report to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon later this year include freedom of expression and access to information and independent media as part of the post-2015 agenda.

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April 15 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Apr 15 2014, 15:09:21

New York, April 15, 2014--Authorities in Cameroon should release a newspaper editor who has been imprisoned since March 29 after being convicted of criminal defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On Friday, a judge postponed indefinitely a bail hearing for Amungwa Tanyi Nicodemus, according to news reports....

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April 10 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Apr 10 2014, 17:45:40

New York, April 10, 2014--Swaziland police on Wednesday re-arrested veteran editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko three days after they had been released from prison, according to news reports. The two, who were first jailed on March 18 and held until Sunday, had written articles that criticized...

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April 9 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Apr 9 2014, 13:56:06

CPJ to launch 2014 Impunity Index New York, April 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2014 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of unsolved press murders. The index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population, shows...

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April 8 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Apr 8 2014, 14:02:32

Nairobi, April 8, 2014--Police in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland on Thursday raided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely, according to local journalists and news reports. ...

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March 31 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Mon Mar 31 2014, 16:21:23

Nairobi, March 31, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Somali authorities in the capital, Mogadishu, to release a radio journalist who has been held without charge since Sunday. Nuradin Hassan is an editor of Sky FM, as well as a news presenter, according to news reports and Sky...

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March 19 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Mar 19 2014, 18:22:28

Cape Town, March 19, 2014--Authorities in Swaziland should immediately release Bheki Makhubu, editor of the independent newsmagazine The Nation, and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer, who were imprisoned earlier this week in connection with articles published in The Nation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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February 25 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Feb 25 2014, 12:09:14

At least two journalists reported being attacked, threatened, and obstructed in January 2014 in Zimbabwe, while a third was summoned to court a year after being charged, according to news reports....

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February 18 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Feb 18 2014, 15:43:07

New York, February 18, 2014--A journalist in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo died on Sunday from gunshot wounds he sustained in a shootout between Congolese troops and Ugandan rebels, according to news reports....

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February 14 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Fri Feb 14 2014, 12:22:00

Nairobi, February 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by reports that two radio directors in the capital, Mogadishu, were arrested and held without charge for two days by Somalia's National Security Agency. Somalia authorities detained two radio directors for two days and threatened to kill them...

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