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October 28 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Oct 28 2014, 00:01:00

Ninety percent of murderers walk free, threatening press freedom, CPJ report finds New York, October 28, 2014--Despite increased international attention to the murder of journalists, governments have failed to take meaningful action to reduce the high rates of targeted violence and impunity, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a...

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October 27 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Mon Oct 27 2014, 12:56:16

Nairobi, October 27, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn to three years' imprisonment on charges of defamation and incitement that date back to 2012. A court in Addis Ababa, the capital, convicted Temesgen on October 13 in connection with opinion pieces published in...

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October 23 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Oct 23 2014, 16:38:45

Cape Town, South Africa, October 23, 2014--Police and politicians in Zimbabwe should respect the right of journalists to report the news without fear of intimidation or violence, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after police beat up a journalist in the capital, Harare....

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October 21 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Oct 21 2014, 16:16:06

Unknown gunmen shot the Mogadishu Bureau Chief for the independent, U.K.-based Somali Channel Television on October 12, 2014, outside his home in the Howlwadaag neighborhood in the capital, Mogadishu, according to local journalists and news reports....

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October 15 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Oct 15 2014, 14:15:38

Nairobi, October 15, 2014--An Ethiopian court on Monday convicted journalist and magazine owner Temesghen Desalegn in connection with a 2012 defamation case, according to news reports and local journalists....

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September 30 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Sep 30 2014, 15:18:09

Prominent support for #RightToReport in the Digital Age More than 2,800 people including prominent journalists Christiane Amanpour, Glenn Greenwald, and Alan Rusbridger have already signed on to CPJ's new campaign Right to Report in the Digital Age....

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From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Sep 30 2014, 13:41:26

Abuja, Nigeria, September 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a Cameroonian journalist from the country. Elie Smith, who was attacked in his home in September, is the second journalist whom authorities have expelled from the Republic of Congo in a week....

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From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Sep 30 2014, 13:22:04

Honoring courage and perseverance Awardees from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa New York, September 30, 2014--Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2014 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous reporting. These journalists have faced imprisonment,...

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September 25 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Sep 25 2014, 15:28:05

Abuja, Nigeria, September 25, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a freelance journalist from the country and calls on them to allow her to enter the country and report freely. Before her expulsion, Sadio Kante reported receiving threats in connection with a series of stories...

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September 23 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Sep 23 2014, 14:22:47

Cape Town, September 23, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the city of Galkayo in January 2012. Moore's abduction was not previously reported by most media outlets at the request of those seeking his release....

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