The Listening Post

Sudan’s military coup and the stifling of speech

Net jamming and journalist arrests, the military junta is squeezing speech in Sudan. Plus, the political rise of far-right French journalist Eric Zemmour.

Sudan’s flirtation with democracy ends in a coup d’etat – how far will the junta go to control what we know about the story?

Mohanad Hashim – journalist
Jonas Horner – deputy director, Horn of Africa, Crisis Group
Yassmin Abdel-Magied – writer and broadcaster
Raga Makawi – editor, Africa Arguments

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As Myanmar’s military courts sentence journalists arrested after the coup that removed democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi, producer Nicholas Muirhead talks Richard Gizbert about the release of American journalist Danny Fenster.

Eric Zemmour: The political rise of France’s far-right polemicist

Far-right French journalist Eric Zemmour has yet to declare himself a presidential candidate – but has he already set the tone for next year’s election?

Rokhaya Diallo – contributor, C8 and The Washington Post newspaper
Christophe Deloire – secretary-general, Reporters Without Borders
Aurelien Mondon – associate professor of politics, University of Bath