Sudanese Journalist Released From Jail By Crowdfunding

What’s really cool about crowdfunding is how it’s taken off in all directions – not only all over the world but for all sorts of things.

Further that, a Sudanese journalist who was jailed because she refused to cooperate with the country’s security agents and was beaten, was released from jail because she was able to pay her $1,488 fine by means of a crowdfunding campaign.

The article says that “Sudan ranks 174 out of 180 countries listed in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.”

Amal Habbani says that she intends to use the funds raised in excess of her fine “on press freedom issues such as other cases against journalists, or the women held in Omdurman’s women prison.”
http://allafrica.com/stories/201707120297.html

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I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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