News from Khartoum
Reporters without borders record violations of press rights in Sudan
Reporters without Borders said at a conference in France that 79 journalists were detained in Sudan since the eruption of peaceful demonstrations on 19 December 2018, and that authorities continue to detain journalist, with 28 detained in January although some have been released recently. According the website of the Reporters without Borders, security authorities have been targeting journalists in a systematic and repeated manner because of writing articles and reports. In January only, a total of 63 cases of confiscation of newspapers by the security were recorded since 19 December.
The Constitution of the Sudan provides: “every citizen shall have an unrestricted right to the freedom of expression, reception and dissemination of information, publication, and access to the press without prejudice to order, safety or public morals as determined by law. The State shall guarantee the freedom of the press and other media as shall be regulated by law in a democratic society. All media shall abide by professional ethics, shall refrain from inciting religious, ethnic, racial or cultural hatred and shall not agitate for violence or war.