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September 12 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Fri Sep 12 2014, 17:47:12

Cape Town, September 12, 2014--The image of Botswana as a bastion of press freedom and good governance has been dented following the arrest of an editor of a privately owned newspaper, and the seizure of his computer....

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From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Fri Sep 12 2014, 17:35:15

Abuja, Nigeria, September 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Congo to apprehend the perpetrators of an attack on Wednesday against a journalist in his home in Brazzaville. Elie Smith was threatened and held at gunpoint by unidentified men who he said also attacked his sister,...

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September 9 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Sep 9 2014, 14:31:20

Nairobi, September 9, 2014--Authorities in South Sudan must present journalist George Livio to a court or release him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The reporter for Radio Miraya, a U.N.-backed station, has been held without charge by security forces for more than two weeks, according to local...

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September 4 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Sep 4 2014, 15:20:32

On August 30, 2014, the Lesotho military took control of police headquarters, jammed radio and television stations as well as telephone lines, and handed control of the tiny landlocked country to its deputy prime minister, according to news reports. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled to safety in South Africa for...

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September 3 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Sep 3 2014, 17:17:18

Nairobi, September 3, 2014--Somali journalist Hassan Gessey, a radio director at the independent Dalsan Radio, is being held without charge by the National Intelligence and Security Agency after criticizing a directive to restrict reporting on military operations, according to news reports and local journalists....

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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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