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Mohamed Keita

CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Coordinates CPJ's campaigning efforts in 43 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Since joining CPJ in 2006, Keita has reported on and advocated for scores of journalists who have been censored, threatened, intimidated, unjustly prosecuted, imprisoned, attacked, forced into exile, or murdered. His writings on press freedom have appeared in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Hill, The Christian Science Monitor, and Slate Afrique, among others, and he has given presentations at the World Bank, the U.S. State Department and U.S. Congress. Keita has been interviewed on press freedom in Africa by the BBC, Al-Jazeera's Listening Post, NPR, U.N. Radio, Radio France Internationale, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, and several other international outlets. Prior to joining CPJ, Keita volunteered as a researcher with the nongovernmental World Federalist Movement- Institute of Global Policy, which works to build international democratic institutions. He has helped organize workshops in West Africa to promote the U.N.'s "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine with local civil society and has monitored various U.N. reform consultations at the United Nations secretariat in New York. Keita is a graduate of the City College of New York.    @Follow him on Twitter @africamedia_CPJ