The committee to Protect Journalists together with 81 undersigned media, press freedom, and human rights organizations to called on respective governments to release all jailed journalists amid the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic. the call was made through a letter to African Heads of State.
Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists published an open letter to world leaders urging the immediate release of all journalists imprisoned for their work. Given that a staggering number of these imprisoned journalists are held in jails across the African continent, the CPJ reiterated that call to respective countries at this time of grave public health concern.
Click here for the letter: Africa-Letter-Covid1-Jailed (7)