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Egypt editor detained outside Cairo jail

Egyptian security services on Sunday detained the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in a crackdown against journalists.

RSF: Press freedom in Russia, Iran under attack from ‘digital predators’

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has included pro-Kremlin social-media users, Russia's communications regulator, and an Iranian state body tackling cybercrime on its list of press freedom’s 20 “worst digital predators” that it says represent a “clear danger for freedom of opinion and expression.”
Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, was freed on Tuesday after pleading guilty to economic crimes.

Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, was freed on Tuesday after pleading guilty to economic crimes.
Sudan said Wednesday that two soldiers were killed as government forces crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan.

Five killed as Sudan crushes revolt by security agents

Five people, including two soldiers, were killed as Sudanese troops crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan, officials and medics said Wednesday.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Journalist jailed in Benin over Facebook post

Benin sentenced an investigative journalist to 18 months in prison on Tuesday for comments he posted on social media, his lawyer told AFP.
In an effort to alleviate those concerns, Minister of Law K Shanmugam said when the legislation was passed in May that the law was meant to tackle “falsehoods”, “bots”, “trolls” and “fake accounts”, and that free speech would not be affected.

Singapore ‘fake news’ law ensnares government critics

A Singapore opposition politician was asked to correct a Facebook post criticizing state education spending on Monday, the fourth use of a new “fake news” law that has been used against government opponents.
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Mexican journalist found dead at home, twelfth killed this year

A Mexican reporter has been found dead in his home, making him the 12th journalist killed in the country this year.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council speaks after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum, Sudan, May 18, 2019.

Sudan conflict: Senior commander Hemeti vows to stick with deal

A key military leader in Sudan has promised to abide by a power-sharing agreement with the opposition.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council speaks after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum, Sudan, May 18, 2019.

What issues are at stake in next Sudan talks?

Just days after protest leaders and Sudan's ruling generals agreed a power sharing deal, they are set to meet again on Friday for talks on key remaining issues.
Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (right), and Ahmad al-Rabiah of the Alliance for Freedom and Change shake hands after signing the agreement. Ebrahim Hamid-AFP-Getty Images

Sudan: ‘Political declaration’ after 7 months of crisis

The inking of a power-sharing deal between Sudan's protesters and ruling generals on Wednesday comes after seven months of major upheaval, including the ouster of long-time president Omar al-Bashir.
The civilian died on Monday in El-Daen, in East Darfur state, after members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) clashed with youths accused of stealing a mobile phone, the committee said on its Facebook page.

Sudan paramilitaries ‘torture’ civilian to death – doctors

Sudan's feared paramilitaries have beaten and tortured to death a civilian in a town in war-torn Darfur, a doctors committee linked to the protest movement said Tuesday.
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Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter

Press freedom groups have demanded answers from the Tanzanian government following contradicting statements by the country's foreign minister about the fate of a journalist who vanished two years ago.
Sudanese men use a false camera and microphone to stage interviews with protesters during a sit-in near their headquarters in the capital Khartoum. (Ozan Kose-AFP)

Sudan protesters flood capital to defend ‘revolution’

"Just fall, just fall," Hadia chanted, her voice cutting through the din as a convoy of paramilitaries rolled past a mass of flag-waving protesters in downtown Khartoum.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

Troops were deployed on Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new crackdown on demonstrators.
Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo

Mastermind of Sudan protest raid identified

A top Sudanese general said Thursday that the mastermind behind a deadly crackdown on protesters has been identified, but refused to name him saying it would impact a probe into the raid.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s Omar Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the acting prosecutor general announced on Saturday.
Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

Sudan ‘civil disobedience’ campaign enters day two

A nationwide civil disobedience campaign by Sudanese protesters entered a second day on Monday, as the authorities released three prominent rebels detained after a crackdown that left dozens dead.
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Sudan police fire tear gas as civil disobedience campaign begins

Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.

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