Johannesburg - CPJ's Africa program coordinator Angela Quintal and her colleague Muthoki Mumo have been released following their arrest in Tanzania, the department of international relations and cooperation confirmed on Thursday.
Quintal, a former Mail & Guardian editor, and Mumo were detained on Wednesday night by officers reportedly working with the Tanzanian immigration authority.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement said the duo were arrested in their hotel room in Dar es Salaam and had their passports confiscated.
Quintal and Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, were then escorted from the hotel were taken to an unknown location.
The two were in the country on a reporting mission for CPJ.