Organisation News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa MozambiqueAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more July 3, 2020 Find out more News Sebastião Canjera, the editor of the privately-owned newspaper Mabarwe, João Mascarenhas, his news editor, and Patreque Francisco, one of his reporters, were freed late yesterday after being held illegally for a week, Reporters Without Borders learned today. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF_en May 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three provincial journalists freed after being held illegally for a week News Reports April 28, 2020 Find out more MozambiqueAfrica Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN Sebastião Canjera, the editor of the privately-owned newspaper Mabarwe, João Mascarenhas, his news editor, and Patreque Francisco, one of his reporters, were freed late yesterday after being held illegally for a week, Reporters Without Borders learned today from Alfredo Libombo, the executive director of the Mozambican branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA).Libombo said the three journalists were not allowed to use their notebooks or pens during their detention. They are to meet with the Manica province prosecutor today to establish the exact circumstances that led their arrest on 3 May.—————10.05.2006 – Three journalists held illegally since 3 May in libel caseReporters Without Borders today accused a deputy prosecutor in the central Mozambican province of Manica of “flagrant abuse of authority” for detaining the editor and news editor of the privately-owned newspaper Mabarwe and one of their reporters since 3 May with the complicity of the local police.”We call for the immediate and unconditional release of these three journalists, who have spent a week in prison, for an administrative investigation into how this absurd situation came about, and for the punishment of those found responsible,” the press freedom organisation said.The police arrested editor Sebastião Canjera, news editor João Mascarenhas and reporter Patreque Francisco in the provincial capital of Chimoio on World Press Freedom Day on the orders of deputy prosecutor Jose Abede.Abede acted in response to libel action brought by influential Barue district businessman Tiago Pangaia over a report that he was arrested for allegedly stealing 70 head of cattle and then freed at the deputy prosecutor’s behest for lack of evidence.The three journalists are still being held in Chimoio. The executive director of the Mozambican branch of the independent Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Alfredo Libombo, said he had been told him they would be freed today. Libombo said he had not been able to reach either Abede or the police chief, but he had spoken to Abede’s superior, Tomas Zandamela, who had acknowledged that there was no legal provision for preventive detention in libel cases.There is provision for prison sentences for libel in Mozambique, but the courts never apply them and it is very rare for journalists to be arrested. The most recent case registered by Reporters Without Borders was on 30 June 2003, when José Armando Chitula, the editor of the daily Imparcial, was arrested at Maputo airport and held for 24 hours. to go further Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance Follow the news on Mozambique
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Joyce Rief, of Wichita, died Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 73. She graduated from this life with honors and is at peace with her Lord.She was born the daughter of Wayne and Edna Fay (Snavely) Gray on Wednesday, October 02, 1940 in Concordia.Survivors include her daughter Theresa Butler and her husband Michael of Providence, Texas; son, Robert Rief of Herington; daughter, Shelly Murrow and her husband Randy of Haysville; brother, Bobby Gray of California; sister, Jean Lunderman of Oklahoma; sister, Joan; brother, James Gray of Kansas; sister, Betty Hershey and her husband Billy of Kansas, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Joyce loved all of her brothers, sisters and children very much.She is preceded in death by her parents; her oldest son, Timothy Gray; brother, John Gray and her former husband, Robert Rief, Sr.A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington. Her son-in-law, Dr. Michael Butler, will officiate.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.