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Sanef says arrest of Angela Quintal and colleague worrying

08 November 2018

Quintal works as CPJ's Africa program coordinator while Mumo is CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative.

"Following a very long night by the high commissioner‚ the two journalists have been brought back to their hotel".

The Twitter accounts of two staff of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) who were detained by Tanzanian authorities have been suspended, leading to confusion whether the former Nation reporter Muthoki Mumo and former Mail & Guardian editor Angela Quintal have been released.

The two were on a reporting mission for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

"We believe that the detention of journalists is a direct and risky threat to media freedom and access to information".

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The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) called on the government to find answers as to why Quintal and her Kenyan colleague were detained in Tanzania. He will then engage Tanzanian authorities. "We believe the arbitrary detention of journalists is a direct and unsafe threat to media freedom and access to information".

The South African High Commissioner to Dar es Salaam will meet with the journalists on Thursday to establish whether their passports have been returned to them. The officials searched the pair's belongings and would not return their passports when asked, according to Quintal.

This after appealing for help on social media, saying they had been taken for interrogation by the Tanzanian authorities. For now, Quintal and Mumo are well and will stay at their hotel, Mabaya said. "We are concerned for the safety of our colleagues Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo, who were detained while legally visiting Tanzania".

Tanzanian Authorities took their passports upon arrest, and are yet to return them.

Sanef says arrest of Angela Quintal and colleague worrying