Connect with us

CPJ asks Sudan to stop trying to censor newspapers, websites

World

CPJ asks Sudan to stop trying to censor newspapers, websites

News Desk

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Sudanese authorities to stop trying to stifle news coverage of this week’s widespread anti-government protests. Internet service in Sudan, including access to social media websites, was disrupted today, according to Access Now and NetBlocks, two organizations that track internet shutdowns. Yesterday, the local press freedom group Sudanese Journalists Network said on Twitter that the Sudanese National Intelligence Services ordered the owners of printing presses not to print newspapers before consulting NISS on their content.

“The free flow of information to the Sudanese public is vital for all citizens, including journalists,” said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour. “The Sudanese government must maintain the country’s connection to the internet and allow journalists to report freely and safely on the protests.”

Over the past few days, Sudanese authorities declared a state of emergency in several cities as clashes between police and protesters, who are demonstrating against inflation, killed at least eight people, according to Reuters and the BBC. Authorities also restricted internet access during anti-government protests in 2013, CPJ reported at the time.

Blitz’s Editorial Board is responsible for the stories published under this byline. This includes editorials, news stories, letters to the editor, and multimedia features on WeeklyBlitz.net

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in World

Advertisement

Trending

Newsletter Subscription

Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

More…

Latest

Advertisement
To Top