At least 79 journalists arrested in two months of protests in Sudan

first_img News RSF has so far registered a total of 79 media personnel arrests since the protests against an increase in the price of bread began on 19 December and then quickly grew into angry demonstrations against the regime. Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Sudan is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent The number of journalists arrested in the course of a nearly two-month-old wave of anti-government protests in Sudan is at least 79, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) revealed at a press conference in Paris yesterday. “The release of detained journalists is far from ending the crackdown on the media,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “We call for an end to all forms of censorship, including an end to the repeated seizures of newspaper issues and the dropping of all judicial proceedings against media personnel. There will be no resolution of the crisis in Sudan if journalists are not free to cover what is happening.” Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Print media throttled by censorship RSF_en A total of 16 journalists were being held at the height of the crackdown at the start of February. All had been detained for more than 48 hours and some for several weeks. They have all been freed in the past few days after President Omar al-Bashir met with a number of newspaper editors on 6 February. Help by sharing this information The all-powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) continues to ban and seize newspaper issues. RSF has registered a total of 63 bans and seizures since 19 December. Al-Jareeda, one of the most-targeted newspapers, has managed to publish an average of less than one issue every two days since the start of the crackdown. This extreme censorship has already cost the Sudanese print media tens of thousands of euros. Sudanese protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman on January 29, 2019. AFP April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF denounced the regime’s targeting of journalists in a press release on 15 January, in which it reported that 28 journalists had been arrested the previous day while staging a protest against the repeated press freedom violations. Neither the National Council for Press and Publications (NCPP), which regulates the Sudanese media, nor information minister Bushara Guma Aror responded to RSF’s phone calls and messages. These systematic arrests have targeted not only reporters covering protests in almost all parts of the country but also journalists who themselves dared to protest against the regime’s policy of censorship and arrests of journalists with the aim of restricting coverage of the protests. February 14, 2019 At least 79 journalists arrested in two months of protests in Sudan Receive email alerts to go further News News Several journalists, including Al-Tayaar editor Osman Mirghani, Al-Tayaar reporter Shamael Al-Noor and freelancer Durra Gambo, are being prosecuted for their coverage of the protests. Yousra Elbagir, a reporter for foreign media outlets such as CNN, the BBC and Channel 4, says she has left Sudan after being threatened with charges carrying a possible death penalty. Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal News April 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedFreedom of expressionEconomic pressureJudicial harassment March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Begović hanging out with Students at the Nova Vita 2016 Tournament

first_imgGoalkeeper of the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the spokesmodel of the BiH brand Nova Vita Asmir Begović was a special guest at the tournament  organized by the company PAK Centar for students of elementary schools in the Municipality of Ilidža.Along with the presentation of awards and gifts, Begović was hanging out with all participants and readily responded to all their questions, sharing his sport experiences.Highlighting how happy he is for having an opportunity to hang out with children and talk about the beginning of the new academic year, Begović said that he is delighted with their energy.“Every time I come to our country I am looking forward to gatherings like this one. I had a great time talking to the children and answering all their questions. As an athlete, I always support this kind of events and I hope more of them will be organized in our country,” Begović said.At the end of the tournament, Begović handed over the awards to the best player and the best goalkeeper of the tournament – to Ajdin Jusupović from the Tenth Elementary School Ilidža and Aldin Gusinac from the Sixth Elementary School Ilidža. Eleven elementary schools participated in the tournament.(Source: read more