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#SudanRevolts – News roundup September 28-29, 2013

Must-read articles and tweets on #SudanRevolts: September 29, 2013 Update on Martyrs’ Friday Sept. 27, 2013 – Girifna On Thursday, September 26, calls started appearing on social media urging citizens to protest all over Sudan on what was called Martyrs’ Friday– a day to...

Press has a duty to inform on #SudanRevolts, and so have we.

Demonstrations are taking place since last week in Sudan. Unfortunately, and without surprise, media coverage has been scant and some reports even omitted to mention some important information on the root causes motivating the protests. For a week now (and since a long time, our interest...

Uprising in Sudan: Protests Test Bashir, Internet Blackout, Brutal suppression of protests…

Uprising in Sudan: Protests Test Bashir, Internet Blackout, Brutal suppression of protests…

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed. This week,  Top Stories concern exclusively recent events in Sudan: The Sudanese are doing it again “Graphic” by Zeinobia; Uprising in Sudan: What we know now by Eric Reeves; Rising Death Toll of Peaceful Protesters and...

#SudanRevolts protests are back, unlike the media coverage

For two days now, we know protests have been rocking several Sudanese cities. We are working together with Max Dana, sending emails and making phone calls to bring attention on the dire situation in Sudan following this new #SudanRevolts. But as usual, media coverage of the demonstrations...

Myanmar bans Time magazine, CMH Global Arts After School, War Deaths in Syria,  Grim Anniversary in Sudan

Myanmar bans Time magazine, CMH Global Arts After School, War Deaths in Syria, Grim Anniversary in Sudan

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed: Myanmar bans Time magazine for story about monk; CMH Global Arts After School summer programming; War Deaths in Syria Said to Top 100,000; A Grim Anniversary in Sudan. - Myanmar bans Time magazine for story about monk -...

Ethiopia: Journalist Eskinder Nega vows to keep fighting

Ethiopia: Journalist Eskinder Nega vows to keep fighting

Last month, we published an article dedicated to Eskinder Nega: Free Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega. This week, we read that The Independent has seen a defiant letter smuggled out of jail by a man who pines for democracy. The article by Jim Armitage explains: ‘An Ethiopian...

Free Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega!

Free Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega!

Eskinder Nega is a Prisoner of Conscience, recipient of the 2012 PEN/American Center Freedom to Write/Barbara Goldsmith Award. Nega is a prominent Ethiopian journalist and dissident blogger sentenced to 18 years in prison July 13, 2012 under the country’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation of...

Media Freedom And The Threat Of Impunity In Nigeria

Dapo Olorunyomi is editor-in-chief at Premium Times, and he recently wrote about media freedom and the threat of impunity in Nigeria. The past half a decade has been perhaps the most challenging years since Nigeria’s return to civil rule in 1999. Literally, the fate of some 160...

Three international journalists asked to leave Bahrain

The Committee to Protect Journalists says the Bahraini government ordered three journalists from the British television network ITV to leave the country today, according to news reports citing an ITV spokesman. The journalists, who were also briefly detained on Thursday, are in the...

Imprisoned for a Tweet? Tell the Bahraini Government to Free Nabeel Rajab!

Imprisoned for a Tweet? Tell the Bahraini Government to Free Nabeel Rajab!

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent leader of Bahrain’s human rights movement, was convicted in August 2012 and is currently serving a two-year sentence. Earlier today, TakePart tweeted about Nabeel Rajab: Imprisoned for a TWEET? Unjust! Help us free @NABEELRAJAB by signing our petition here:...




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