Elections

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Alerts   |   Russia

Russian journalist to be tried for alleging election irregularities

New York, September 27, 2016―Russian authorities should drop all charges against investigative journalist Denis Korotkov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Korotkov, a correspondent for the independent news website Fontanka, is scheduled to appear before a Saint Petersburg court tomorrow, in connection with his alleging irregularities in Russia's September 18 parliamentary elections.

September 27, 2016 10:10 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   |   Uganda

Ugandan minister warns media not to cover protests

In this February 22, 2016, photo, riot police prevent the media from approaching Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye as he tries to leave his house in Kasangati, Uganda. (AP/Ben Curtis)

Nairobi, May 9, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should cease attempting to intimidate journalists in an effort to keep them from covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

May 9, 2016 4:37 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Djibouti

Djibouti expels BBC journalists ahead of elections

Nairobi, April 6, 2016-Djibouti should ensure that journalists can report on presidential elections without harassment or fear of expulsion, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, condemning Djiboutian authorities' recent expulsion of a team of BBC journalists from the country.

April 6, 2016 2:18 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Republic of Congo

Congo imposes total communications blackout during election

New York, March 22, 2016 -The government of the Republic of Congo should immediately lift the total communications blackout it imposed before the March 20 presidential elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 22, 2016 4:15 PM ET

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Case   |   Tanzania

Tanzanian journalist abducted, beaten for Zanzibar election coverage

Unknown assailants abducted Salma Said, a reporter with the Kiswahili-language Mwananchi ("Citizen") newspaper and a correspondent for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, shortly after the journalist arrived at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport on March 18, 2016, according to news reports and a statement she made to the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRD). Said's abductors released her on March 20, a representative of THRD told CPJ.

Alerts   |   Uganda

Uganda blocks social media and mobile phone services during voting

Nairobi, February 18, 2016 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Ugandan authorities' restricting access to social media as voters went to the polls in today's presidential elections.

February 18, 2016 1:11 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Uganda

Ugandan radio host arrested mid-broadcast

Kampala, February 17, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should immediately drop all charges against radio journalist Richard Mungu Jakican, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 17, 2016 3:22 PM ET

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Blog   |   Uganda

Uganda elections approach amid hostile environment for media

A photo taken on February 11, 2016 shows election posters of incumbent President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Kizza Besigye in Kampala. (Isaac Kasamani/AFP)

Demonstrations against the government are a routine affair in the Ugandan capital Kampala, and Andrew Lwanga thought it would be just another day at work when he was assigned to cover a protest march by a few dozen unemployed youth on January 12, 2015.

Alerts   |   Uganda

Uganda forces radio station off the air ahead of elections

A man listens to the news on the radio in Kampala, August 16, 2003 (Reuters).

New York, January 28, 2016 -- Ugandan regulators should immediately allow the privately owned radio station Endigyito FM to resume broadcasts, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

January 28, 2016 10:21 AM ET

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