Sudanese journalists network: harassment of journalists as frequent as in Al Bashir’s time


The Sudanese Journalists Network publicly condemned “the brutal attack on journalist Mohamed El Mustafa by the regular armed forces on Saturday” in a statement released yesterday. He called on the journalistic community to take a stand against the repression by the regular armed forces.

The network affirmed its “firm solidarity” with journalist El Mustafa against these violations, which unfortunately have become as frequent as the violations and harassment practiced by the ousted Al Bashir regime according to the network.

The network also condemned the continued mistreatment of journalist Tarig Osman by the reception staff of the June 30 System Dismantling Committee and the recovery of stolen funds. The network explained that Osman himself had been the subject of investigation and harassment by anti-corruption committee employees and was refused entry, meaning he had been refused entry. denied the right to obtain information.

The network called on the journalistic community to take a firm stand against these aggressive and repressive practices by regular forces of all kinds against journalists.

Last week, military intelligence personnel brutally assaulted journalist Ali El Dali, leading reporters to announce a three-day boycott of military establishment information.

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On World Press Freedom Day in May this year, the Sudanese Journalists Union (SJU) criticized the fact that the National Press and Publications Council, “a repressive institution established by the late regime” , still works.

Newspapers in Sudan still operate under the repressive law of 2009, which allows for strict state control over the press and journalism with licensing powers, approval powers, heavy fines and criminal penalties for the media. and journalists, and which the SJU has called an obstacle to revolutionary journalism. that “the old regime set up to protect itself” and to “silence mouths and deny the freedom of the press”.

In January, military intelligence banned journalists from entering Darfur after the deadly attacks on El Geneina, which caused at least 100,000 people to flee their homes.

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