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Nigeria: Journalists, wives detained, another flees, CPJ says

Nigeria: Journalists, wives detained, another flees, CPJ says

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges Nigerian authorities to immediately release two journalists who have been detained since Monday, and allow a third journalist who has fled and was hiding to return to his home and work freely. Reporter Aliyu Saleh and editor Musa Muhammad Awwal, both from Al-Mizun, a weekly Hausa-language newspaper, were […]

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Somalis journalists in Kenya persecuted by security forces, refugee policy, CPJ says

Somalis journalists in Kenya persecuted by security forces, refugee policy, CPJ says

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is shocked by the unfair and discriminatory treatment meted out to Somali refugee journalists by Kenya security services and the country’s Department of Refugee Affairs, which have ordered all Somali refugees living in Kenya’s urban centres to report to the Dadaab refugee camp. The Dadaab refugee camp already holds […]

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Photography’s role vital to enrich media – MDDA

Photography’s role vital to enrich media – MDDA

Pictures tell a thousand stories and they have been telling them since the beginning of times. To live true to this statement, South Africa’s Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) hosted a panel discussion themed Photography as a Media Format in Newtown, Johannesburg. The aim, according to the agency CEO Lumko Mtimde, was to create […]

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Gambian journalists fear President Yahya Jammeh

Gambian journalists fear President Yahya Jammeh

Journalists operating in Gambia, where media predator and dictator Yahya Jammeh rules with an iron-fist, are living in constant fear of being the next victim of his cruel and brutal regime. “We are all living in fear of getting either killed or kidnapped and never to be seen again,” one Gambian journalist told Moon of […]

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232 journalists imprisoned in 2012, CPJ says

232 journalists imprisoned in 2012, CPJ says

A total of 232 journalists, including writers, editors and photographers, are currently languishing in prisons around the world, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has revealed, fingering Turkey (49), Iran (45) and China (32) as the world’s top countries jailing media practitioners in 2012. The number represents an increase of 53, compared to […]

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Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor's security staff

Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor’s security staff

Authorities in Nigeria must immediately investigate attack on a journalist by a state governor’s security operatives and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week. Three plainclothes operatives of the State Security Service on Sunday, 9 December 2012, beat to unconsciousness Kazeem Ibrahym, a journalist with The Nation newspaper, at […]

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