Home | News    Friday 28 December 2012

Sudan bans Thursday’s edition of new daily

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 27, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) has confiscated Thursday edition of a new independent newspaper called Al-Qrar and banned its distribution, in a new move against the vulnerable press in the country.

The security agents did not explain the reason of this decision but journalists point to a report the daily published on Wednesday about the government decision to freeze all the funds and assets of the NISS former director Salah Gosh who is accused of organising a military coup to topple the regime.

"Some security agents arrived at the printing house and informed the staff that there is a decision to confiscate today’s edition without providing any reasons and there was no comments from Sudanese authorities until Thursday afternoon," said Al-Qrar editor-in chief Abdel Rahman Al-Amin.

Al-Qrar is a new newspaper launched on 16 October by a group of Sudanese journalists who contributed financially to establish it as they lost their jobs following the closure of several newspapers in Khartoum for financial or political reasons.

Sudanese journalists say that NISS impose such "economic penalty" against newspapers that publish news the authorities believe against their interests.

besides the ban after the printing, security services also direct public companies to not publish its advertisements on dailys seen "undocile" in order to deprive them from such financial sources.

The security service practiced a pre-censorship in the past, but they introduced this economic castigation to cost the newspapers hug revenue loses they cannot afford for long time.

The freedom of the press in Sudan has worsening and many activists and human rights defenders claim that the freedom of expression is declining and more restrictions have been imposed on the press over the recent months.

According to recent reports, 10 copies of different newspapers were confiscated during the period of March to May and 14 journalists have been banned from writing.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 28 December 2012 08:31, by Force 1

    Northerners here run their mouths a lot but in their country; there is no freedom of speech! Now; who are the fools, the chumps, the suckers, and the dupes without freedom? The answer is; the parasites Sudanese who use to depend on South Sudan. Now the supply line is cut off by South Sudanese, they are like live fish out of water!

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The perilous change in Darfur’s demography 2015-08-28 08:10:36 By Eric Reeves The debate about whether or not Darfur was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world—in general—no longer (...)

IGAD-Plus and Peace Politics: Dateline without deadline 2015-08-23 20:24:08 “It is time we define governments in Africa as the responsibility, not the power” – Dlamini-Zuma By James Okuk On 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (...)

South Sudan Peace Agreement: to Sign or not to Sign 2015-08-19 05:44:38 By Steve Paterno South Sudan peace process faltered badly. The most anticipated deadline to sign a final comprehensive agreement has passed, with government failing to ink the proposed (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Resolutions and recommendations of the SPLM-N leadership meeting 2015-08-11 22:21:18 SUDAN PEOPLES’ LIBERATION MOVEMENT NORTH Leadership Meeting of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North ( SPLM-N) Final Communique: Resolutions and Recommendations August 6th, 2015 The (...)

Sudanese, human rights groups and advocates demand renewal of UNAMID 2015-06-25 06:03:32 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: New York: Ahmed H.Adam, Tel. +1 347 567 1491 or aha64@cornell.edu Kampala: Abdelrahman Gasim, Tel. +256 7 51 90 77 77 or gasim202000@gmail.com Geneva: Abdelbagi (...)

Civil society groups urge to stop hostilities in W. Bahr El Ghazal 2015-06-11 22:24:37 Urgent action for sustainable peace in Western Bahr El Ghazal State Civil Society Statement: June 10, 2015 Wau –Western Bahr El Ghazal State- The Republic of South Sudan We, civil society (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.