Posts Tagged “Committee to Protect Journalists”

Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

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Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation New York, December 6, 2017—Sudanese authorities should stop confiscating newspapers and drop draft laws that would further curtail press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Over the past nine days, agents from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) have confiscated all copies of…

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Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president’s family

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Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president’s family

Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president’s family Sudanese authorities should immediately release al-Tayar Editor-in-Chief Osman Mirgani from prison and drop all charges against him and al-Tayar columnist Mohamed Zine al-Abidine, the Committee to Protect journalists said today. A Sudanese criminal court today sentenced Mirgani to six months in jail for “violating…

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world A total of 259 journalists are currently in jails in 31 countries, including 53 jailed in the Middle East. The report from the Committee to Protect Journalists notes that Turkey has the largest number of jailed journalists, 81, followed by China, with 38. Despite political criticism of Russia, that…

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Al Jazeera waits on verdict for jailed journalists

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Al Jazeera waits on verdict for jailed journalists

Al Jazeera waits on verdict for jailed journalists Al Jazeera’s jailed journalists, Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohammed Fahmy will wait until June 23rd for the announcement of the verdict in their case. In a final plea from defence lawyers, the court was reminded that this “trial is not a trial for these defendants alone…

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