Tan­za­nia slated af­ter journos held

The Star Early Edition - - METRO - TE­BOGO MONAMA te­bogo.monama@inl.co.za

ME­DIA prac­ti­tion­ers have slammed the de­ten­tion of two jour­nal­ists in Tan­za­nia for about five hours in what is seen as the lat­est at­tack on press free­dom in that coun­try.

The African Ed­i­tors’ Fo­rum (TAEF) has joined or­gan­i­sa­tions that have called out the East African na­tion for the abuse of me­dia rights.

South African An­gela Quin­tal and her Kenyan col­league, Muthoki Mumo, were de­tained in Tan­za­nia while in the coun­try on Com­mit­tee to Pro­tect Jour­nal­ists (CPJ) work. Quin­tal is a for­mer ed­i­tor of the

Mail & Guardian and is now Africa pro­gramme co-or­di­na­tor at the CPJ in the US. Her niece, Genevieve Quin­tal, said yes­ter­day that she was not com­ment­ing on the is­sue yet.

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