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November 24 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Mon Nov 24 2014, 14:33:11

Nairobi, November 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to stop meddling with radio station broadcasts in the country. The Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende has called for the shutdown of several radio stations in recent weeks, and a few...

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November 19 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Wed Nov 19 2014, 15:14:02

Nairobi, November 19, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland to do their utmost to arrest and prosecute the killers of a Somali journalist and identify the motive behind the murder....

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November 4 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Nov 4 2014, 18:10:54

Abuja, Nigeria, November 4, 2014--A journalist in Sierra Leone has been imprisoned after criticizing President Ernest Bai Koroma's handling of the Ebola outbreak, according to news reports and local journalists. David Tam Baryoh was arrested on Monday....

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From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Tue Nov 4 2014, 13:49:38

Nairobi, November 4, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Kenyan police to stop harassing and threatening a journalist in Kisumu city, western Kenya. Last month, police threatened and briefly detained Justus Ochieng, a reporter for the privately owned daily The Star, in connection with a story he wrote that...

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November 3 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Mon Nov 3 2014, 17:33:10

Nairobi, November 3, 2014--Authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland arrested two journalists from privately owned television stations last week after they each aired coverage of a protest in the northwest town of Gabiley, local journalists told CPJ. Authorities arrested Horn Cable TV reporter Mukhtar Nouh Ibrahim on October 30...

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October 31 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Fri Oct 31 2014, 11:41:43

Lagos, Nigeria, October 31, 2014--Two journalists in Cameroon accused of withholding information from the state have been interrogated by a military court and ordered not to leave the country, according to news reports....

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October 30 2014

From Committee to Protect Journalists - Africa Thu Oct 30 2014, 13:46:46

Lagos, Nigeria, October 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that protesters stormed and looted the offices of Burkina Faso's national broadcaster Radiodiffusion Television du Burkina in the capital, Ouagadougou, today. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest a constitutional amendment that would allow President Blaise...

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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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