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Alerts   |   South Sudan

South Sudan authorities arrest editor, order Juba Monitor to cease publishing

A camp in Juba for South Sudanese displaced from their homes by unrest. An editor at Juba Monitor has been arrested over a critical column about a renewed round of fighting in the country. (Beatrice Mategwa/UNMISS/Handout Reuters)

Nairobi, July 18, 2016--Authorities in South Sudan should immediately and unconditionally release South Sudanese journalist Alfred Taban, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Taban, editor-in-chief of the independent English-language daily Juba Monitor, has been held without charge since July 16, according to colleagues and media reports.

July 18, 2016 4:58 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Democratic Republic of the Congo

Two Congolese journalists held by police for critical reporting on military

New York, July 15, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arbitrary detention of two radio journalists in the Ituri district of Oriental Province in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and calls on Congolese officials to release them both immediately.

Alerts   |   Lesotho

Lesotho editor in critical condition after shooting

New York, July 13, 2016 - Lesotho authorities should launch a credible investigation into the shooting of veteran editor Lloyd Mutungamiri and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mutungamiri is in critical condition in a hospital in South Africa, his employer told CPJ today.

Alerts   |   Liberia

Liberia forces critical radio station Voice FM to stop broadcasting

Nairobi, July 7, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the decision by Liberian authorities to shut down the privately owned station Voice FM and called on the government today to allow the station to resume broadcasting immediately.

July 7, 2016 9:52 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Ethiopia, Somalia

Ethiopian police arrest Somaliland journalist

Nairobi, July 1, 2016 - Ethiopian authorities should immediately release a television journalist from the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland, Muktar Nuh Ibrahim, who has been held since June 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

July 1, 2016 4:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Somalia

Police raid, close independent radio station in Puntland

Nairobi, June 30 2016 -- Authorities in the Puntland region of Somalia should immediately reopen an independent radio station closed in a police raid and ensure its journalists' safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 30, 2016 1:30 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Zambia

Zambian editors arrested trying to enter newspaper's offices amid tax dispute

Nairobi, June 28, 2016--The editor-in-chief of independent Zambian newspaper The Post was arrested trying to enter his newspaper's offices today, after authorities closed it in a dispute over allegedly unpaid taxes. Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta, and his deputy managing editor Joseph Mwenda, were released on bail, but face charges of breaking into a building, according to reports.

June 28, 2016 5:34 PM ET

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Alerts   |   South Africa

South African reporters attacked covering protests, broadcaster suspends journalists

Locals try to gain access to a shop during protests in Atteridgeville, a township west of Pretoria, on June 21. Several reporters were attacked covering protests and looting this week. (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

New York, June 24, 2014 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by media reports that South Africa's public broadcaster suspended three journalists for opposing an editorial decision not to cover a protest. CPJ also calls for credible investigations into reports that police assaulted journalists covering unrest.

Blog   |   Azerbaijan, Burundi, Gambia, Turkey

World Refugee Day: Fear of arrest drives journalists into exile

In August 2014 two journalists living more than 4,000 miles apart slipped across a border to find safety: one with his wife and three children, the other alone. Idrak Abbasov, from Azerbaijan, and Sanna Camara, from Gambia, faced imprisonment because of their reporting. Neither has been able to return home.

Somalia

Journalist shot and killed in Mogadishu

New York, June 6, 2016--Somali authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing on Sunday of journalist Sagal Salad Osman and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 6, 2016 2:43 PM ET

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