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Police in Sudan arrest dozens of journalists protesting against media censorship
Police in Sudan arrest dozens of journalists protesting against media censorship
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information watched with growing concern as the Sudanese government arrested dozens of journalists and columnists.
Wednesday, November 19,2008 14:26
ANHRI.Net

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information watched with growing concern as the Sudanese government arrested dozens of journalists and columnists.

Around one hundred and fifty journalists were involved in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Sudanese parliament on 17th November. The protest was organized by the Network of Sudanese Journalists to protest against media censorship and to call for a new laws guaranteeing freedom of the press.

Journalists taking part chanted slogans against censorship describing it as a breach of the constitution and calling for journalists to be allowed to publish in accordance with article 39 of the transitional constitution which was drafted after the peace accord of 2005.

The government arrested sixty two journalists during the sit-in in a blatant breach of article 40 of the Sudanese constitution that provide for peaceful demonstrations.

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information denounces such brutal repression of press freedoms and freedom of expression, as well as condemning the violation of the journalists’ rights, and urges the Sudanese authorities to respect international conventions and treaties providing for freedom of expression and the rights of journalists.


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