first_img The journalists, who included Ashraf Abdelaziz, the editor of the newspaper Al-Jareeda, were arrested while staging a peaceful sit-in outside NISS headquarters in Khartoum in protest against the now almost daily confiscation of Al-Jareeda’s issues. April 10, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its alarm about the clampdown on Sudan’s media and persecution of media personnel after 28 journalists were held by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) for several hours yesterday for protesting against repeated NISS confiscation of newspaper issues. Organisation News SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expression January 15, 2019 Sudan’s NISS steps up harassment of media again A picture taken on January 13, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudani capital Khartoum. STRINGER / AFP to go further Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal “We unreservedly condemn these new arrests, the latest escalation in the government’s harassment of media outlets and journalists who try to cover the ongoing events in their country,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The policy of systematically confiscating newspapers and arbitrarily arresting reporters is reaching alarming levels. This persecution of journalists and clampdown on news coverage must stop.” Since the protests began on 19 December, RSF has registered more than 90 press freedom violations, including 62 arrests and 21 seizures of newspaper by the NISS. Al-Jareeda issues have been confiscated 11 times. Al-Jareeda has been particularly targeted because of its refusal to comply with the NISS-imposed policy of censoring coverage of the current wave of major anti-government demonstrations that began three weeks ago in Sudan.center_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Receive email alerts Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Help by sharing this information News SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expression Sudan is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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