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Journalists stage country-wide protest

by Joseph
Oduha

March 8, 2019

On March 5,
2019, the Sudanese Journalists Network (SJN) called on its members to “go on
strike”.

The resultant,
nation-wide protest was triggered by an unprecedented wave of detentions of
journalists – 90! – by the government in the period from February 20 – March 4,
2019. 

Another cause of the
protest: the shutting down of the country’s newspapers. One of them – El Baath
– has had 11 straight print runs confiscated by the government.

The journalists’ and
the newspapers’ “crime”: their ongoing coverage of the unrest gripping Sudan,
whose people are protesting the corrupt and oppressive regime of president Omar
al-Bashir.

These arrest come upon
the heels of the detention of 79 journalists in the period December 19 –
February 19, according to figures released by Reporters without Borders
(RSF). 

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