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New York, May 26, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is very concerned about the well-being of two captive journalists, a Canadian and an Australian, who urged their respective governments to work harder for their release in a phone call with a reporter on Sunday. Both journalists said they were sick and being held in harsh conditions.
Dear members of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association: Having learned of your coming visit to Tunisia, the Committee to Protect Journalists wishes to bring to your attention the Tunisian government's unrelenting harassment of independent journalists and its routine use of plainclothes police and the judiciary to retaliate against critical voices.
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