Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Sudan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2006|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Sudan, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c567315.html [accessed 23 August 2014]|
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In June, Sudanese justice officials canceled the license of Sudan's English-language daily, The Khartoum Monitor. The Monitor has been harassed by authorities repeatedly over the years. The newspaper's more recent problem with its license can be traced to its publication of articles on slavery more than two years ago. The license was restored in July by order of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, according to press reports.
In May, U.S. freelance photographer Brad Clift was released after two weeks' detention by Sudanese authorities. Sudanese security forces detained Clift while he was taking photographs at a camp for internally displaced persons outside Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state. He was accused of working without a proper permit, but charges were not filed against him. Clift was held under house arrest at the U.S. Agency for International Development office.