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


A brief history one man’s destructive misrepresentations 2015-04-18 08:07:54 By Eric Reeves Al Jazeera America is currently airing a two-part documentary that attempts to represent the character and causes of the catastrophe that has overtaken South Sudan following the (...)

Sudan’s election marred by arbitrary detention, and insecurity 2015-04-18 06:31:10 By African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies Sudan’s national general elections began on 13 April 2015. Scheduled to end on 15 April, they were extended one day by the National Elections (...)

President Bashir’s elections: victory by default 2015-04-16 21:24:18 By Magdi El Gizouli Two days before the start of polling in Sudan’s ongoing elections on 13 April a quarter-page insert in the Khartoum newspaper al-Intibaha congratulated the former finance (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese security arrest rights defender Adil Bakheit 2015-04-18 08:04:21 FRONT-LINE DEFENDRSPress StatementSudan Human rights defender Adil Bakheit arrested Human rights defender Mr Adil Bakheit was arrested on 16 April 2015 by the National Intelligence and Security (...)

Which do you choose? Peace or War? 2015-04-18 06:16:42 To the South Sudanese Diaspora Which do you choose? Peace or War? Coalition of Advocates for South Sudan, April 11, 2015 “The Voice of the South Sudanese Diaspora” Who are/What is the South (...)

Seventy-six organizations call for publication of AU Inquiry Report as deadline for peace passes 2015-03-07 05:04:51 6 March 2015: FOR Immediate Release SOUTH SUDAN: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) should immediately consider, publish and disseminate the final report of the Commission (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.