Sudan restricts protest coverage, cracks down on press

20 Jul

Sudanese journalists protest the recent crackdown on the press. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

York, July 20, 2012–Authorities in Sudan must stop their crackdown on press
coverage of the ongoing protests in Khartoum and allow the media to report
independently without fear of retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists
said today. At least two journalists have been detained without charge; a third
journalist’s whereabouts are unknown, although local news accounts say the
reporter may be in state custody. In addition, authorities have confiscated
particular editions of at least three newspapers and also banned a daily from
publishing, news reports said.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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