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Nigerian court orders journalist facing false reporting charge to be detained

JOHANNESBURG, July 18 – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Nigerian authorities to release a detained journalist accused of false reporting. A judge ordered the journalist to be detained on charges of “breach of public peace” and false reporting over an article he wrote for the daily, Vanguard. “Nigerian authorities should drop all charges […]

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Puntland journalist jailed after criticising president – CPJ

NAIROBI, July 8 – Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website Puntlandone.com, since July 2, according to media reports. “Media reports […]

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Drop case against Angolan journalists charged with crimes against state – CPJ

NEW YORK, June 24 – Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday. Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption website Maka Angola, and Bras Lourenco, of the weekly newspaper O Crime, face charges of “outrage to […]

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CPJ condemns Tanzania’s two-year publishing ban on newspaper​

NAIROBI, June 17– The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Tanzania to immediately revoke a publishing ban on Mawio, a privately owned weekly newspaper. Tanzania’s information, sports, and culture minister Harrison Mwakyembe imposed a 24-month ban on Mawio’s print editions and any articles posted online on Thursday over articles that mentioned two retired presidents […]