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August 28 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Aug 28 2014, 17:51:44

Nairobi, August 28, 2014--An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately owned bi-weekly CongoNews, according to local journalists and news reports....

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From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Aug 28 2014, 17:30:23

US-Africa Leaders Summit President Barack Obama hosted the first US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. this month. The discussion focused on trade and investment, but CPJ helped put press freedom on the agenda. At a time of unprecedented growth and change in Africa, journalists are under increasing pressure, with spikes...

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August 22 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Fri Aug 22 2014, 13:43:34

Police in the capital, Harare, on August 18, 2014, assaulted and detained a photojournalist from the private daily paper Zimbabwe Mail who was covering a demonstration calling on the government to provide jobs, according to news reports....

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August 21 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Aug 21 2014, 11:11:46

Nairobi, August 21, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the detention of three Shabelle Media Network journalists and the closure of their station. Security agents arrested 19 individuals at the network's offices in the capital Mogadishu on August 15, and removed the transmitters of...

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August 18 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Mon Aug 18 2014, 15:50:24

Nairobi, August 18, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns South Sudanese authorities' shutdown of the popular Catholic-run Bakhita Radio station in Juba, the capital, on Saturday and the ongoing detention of the station's news editor. Security agents raided the outlet in the morning and arrested four staff members, according...

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August 15 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Fri Aug 15 2014, 12:52:50

Liberian police on August 11, 2014, assaulted Henry Karmo, a journalist with the independent FrontPageAfrica newspaper, while he was photographing protesters in the capital, Monrovia, demonstrating against the imposition of a 90-day state of emergency by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, according to news reports. The directive was aimed at controlling...

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August 12 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Aug 12 2014, 15:43:09

Nairobi, August 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the release of Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, a radio journalist who was taken into custody on Friday in a suburb of the capital, Djibouti City, and accused of incitement and publishing false news. Police arrested Mohamed, a journalist for the...

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August 7 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Aug 7 2014, 12:29:51

On August 6, 2014, police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland detained Fatima Yusuf, a reporter for the private broadcaster Radio Daljir, according to local journalists and news reports. Police raided Fatima's hotel room in Puntland's capital, Garowe, and also arrested two other journalists, Puntland TV reporter Khadro Mohamed...

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August 6 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Aug 6 2014, 16:03:50

Nairobi, August 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in South Sudan to ensure the safety of a freelance journalist who has been in hiding since late July. Abraham Agoth told CPJ that he fled his home in the northern state of Bahr el Ghazal on July 28,...

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July 31 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Jul 31 2014, 12:13:01

Nairobi, July 31, 2014--CPJ is alarmed by the detention of Addis Guday ("Addis Affairs") photojournalist Aziza Mohamed, who has been in custody for two weeks without charge. Police arrested Aziza on July 18 while she was covering Muslim protests near Anwar Mosque in the capital Addis Ababa, local journalists...

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