Seizure of a daily

first_img Follow the news on Sudan News April 10, 2020 Find out more Organisation SudanAfrica News to go further Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa SudanAfrica News April 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal March 11, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seizure of a daily Receive email alerts News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent On 9 March the Sudanese authorities confiscated the print-runs of the daily Khartoum Monitor, even before it was circulated.’We denounce this constant policy of harassment against independent newspapers. Summons, veiled threats, seizures-such has been the lot, for too long now, of this press which consequently incurs huge financial losses. We call on the Sudanese authorities to put an end to these practices’, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders.On 9 March the Sudanese authorities confiscated the English-language daily the Khartoum Monitor at the newspaper printworks. The same day, in the afternoon, Nhial Bol, the editor of the daily, was summoned by the security services. The following day, the latter declared that this censure was due to an article mentioning that the history of Islam in Sudan had not always been peaceful. Nhial Bol told Reporters Without Borders: ‘The aim of this type of confiscation was to make the newspaper incur financial difficulties’ RSF_en Help by sharing this information March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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