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Journalists stage country-wide protest

by Joseph

March 8, 2019

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

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,

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

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

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