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Special Reports
• CPJ names the ten most censored countries
On Assignment: A guide to reporting in dangerous situations
Journalist deaths spike to record in 2006
Journalists in prison: CPJ's 2006 census
In the Horn of Africa



African Union fails to defend press freedom
Analysis from the Africa section of
Attacks on the Press in 2006


Attaques contre la presse en 2006
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CPJ mourns death of AP African correspondent Anthony Mitchell

NEWS ALERT
May 8, 2007



ANGOLA

Two journalists beaten by police

CASE
November 29, 2007


Prominent journalist sent to jail in libel case

NEWS ALERT
October 5, 2007


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BENIN

Media group journalists sentenced to prison

NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2007


Journalists released after two months in prison
NEWS ALERT

February 9, 2007

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BURKINA FASO

E-mail warns, ’You will be gunned down’

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NEWS ALERT
April 26, 2007

Murder unsolved, but Burkinabé journalists convicted of defamation
NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2007


CPJ calls for charges against journalists to be dropped

NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2007


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BURUNDI

Court acquits journalists charged with endangering security

NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2007


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CAMEROON

Newspaper director reports death threats
CASE
September 2007


Publisher sentenced to jail in absentia

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NEWS ALERT
August 28, 2007

Tabloid director faces criminal charges
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NEWS ALERT
April 10, 2007


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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Private press group president freed after 2 months in prison

CASE
May 15, 2007


President of private press group sentenced to prison

NEWS ALERT
April 2, 2007


Private press group executive jailed in CAR after criticizing official media body

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NEWS ALERT
March 13, 2007


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CHAD

Editor detained, charged over editorial

CASE
December 14, 2007


After several months, Chad lifts a censorship blanket

NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2007


Journalist convicted of defamation

NEWS ALERT
March 16, 2007


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COMOROS

Journalist goes into hiding
NEWS ALERT
December 17, 2007


Government targets critical TV station
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NEWS ALERT
August 3, 2007


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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

DRC minister reopens 22 stations
NEWS ALERT
December 21, 2007


TV reporters beaten, 38 broadcasters banned
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NEWS ALERT
October 25, 2007


CPJ engages Bush, Kabila on media violations in Congo
LETTER
October 25, 2007
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Rebels loot radio station's broadcast equipment
NEWS ALERT
September 6, 2007

Intelligence agents question four TV journalists over interview

CASE
August 26, 2007

Police disrupt photojournalists’ march honoring slain colleague

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NEWS ALERT
August 16, 2007


Radio host jailed for three days over commentary critical of magistrates
CASE
August 15, 200
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Radio host jailed for three days over commentary critical of police

CASE
August 11, 2007


Photojournalist assassinated

NEWS ALERT
August 10, 2007


Jailed reporter released after five days
CASE
August 8, 2007


Journalist jailed for not airing politician’s interview

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NEWS ALERT
August 7, 2007


In DRC, journalist in hiding after sentenced to prison without notice

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NEWS ALERT
July 19, 2007


A nationwide pattern of attacks raises alarm

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LETTER
June 27, 2007

Radio station in DRC shut down for broadcasting `bad French’
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NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2007

Police in Congo arrest suspects in journalist’s murder
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NEWS ALERT
June 14, 2007

Police disrupt media group meeting, assault journalists
NEWS ALERT
June 1, 2007

Broadcaster closed after drawing governor’s ire
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NEWS ALERT
May 23, 2007

Reporter suspended after airing dissident general’s interview
NEWS ALERT
May 15, 2007

Newspaper director released on bail after five days of detention

CASE
May 11, 2007

Journalist jailed after seeking comment from official
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NEWS ALERT
May 10, 2007

Despite order, radio station still closed

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NEWS ALERT
April 19, 2007

Radio journalist detained for two days over critical commentary
CASE
March 27, 2007

Radio stations raided by police over critical broadcasts

CASE
March 7, 2007

Journalist sentenced to prison
NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2007

Journalist released on bail after 35 days of 11-month prison sentence

CASE
February 15, 2007

Newspaper suspended, editor jailed for defamation
NEWS ALERT
January 11, 2007

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DJIBOUTI

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

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ERITREA

CPJ Special Report:
A Death in Eritrea
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Political turmoil consumed Paulos Kidane's career and ultimately took his life.
October 3, 2007


In bid to flee homeland, an Eritrean broadcaster dies
NEWS ALERT
July 10, 2007

German media aid to Eritrea raises concerns
LETTER
May 14, 2007

German government's response in German | in English

Prominent journalist dies in a secret government prison

NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2007


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ETHIOPIA

CPJ asks Rice to discuss Ethiopian press freedom

LETTER
December 4, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
Flight from Ethiopia
After a harrowing journey, Befekadu Moreda is starting a new life in exile.
October 3, 2007


CPJ urges government to disclose information on detained journalists
LETTER
September 10, 2007

Four journalists released from prison

NEWS ALERT
August 20, 2007


Four more Ethiopian journalists sentenced; pardon anticipated
NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2007


Government pardons four journalists, revives genocide charges against others
NEWS ALERT
July 24, 2007

High Court sentences six journalists to prison, four to life

NEWS ALERT
July 16, 2007

High Court condemns four editors, three publishers
NEWS ALERT
June 11, 2007


Police interrogate business weekly staffers for 11 hours
CASE
June 7, 2007


Ethiopia frees New York Times journalists after five-day detention
NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2007

From
Dangerous Assignments
, Spring/Summer 2006
Ethiopian High Court acquits eight journalists on antistate crimes
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NEWS ALERT
April 9, 2007


Another journalist jailed on old charges

CASE
January 27, 2007


Journalist charged with contempt over caption critical of judiciary
CASE
January 11, 2007


Journalist jailed on old charges
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2007


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GABON

Government bans two publications in one day
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NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2007


Intelligence agents question journalist over critical report
CASE
September 4, 2007


Director released after 38 days in prison

CASE
August 5, 2007


Jailed Gabonese journalist hospitalized, sentenced
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NEWS ALERT
August 1, 2007


Editorial critical of Gabonese president lands publisher in prison

NEWS ALERT
July 3, 2007


Gabonese government bans tabloid for three months

NEWS ALERT
March 2, 2007


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THE GAMBIA

Reporters released after paying heavy bail
CASE UPDATE
October 4, 2007

Gambian journalist still held despite receiving bail
NEWS ALERT
September 13, 2007


Government-held reporter sighted at hospital
NEWS ALERT
July 30, 2007


Harassment forces a reporter into hiding

NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2007


Reporter for shuttered newspaper convicted over coup story

NEWS ALERT
June 6, 2007


U.S.-based journalist charged with sedition
NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2007


US-based Gambian journalist detained

NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2007


Gambian reporter said to be in state custody; CPJ seeks release

LETTER
February 6, 2007


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GUINEA

Two newspaper directors handed suspended prison terms

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NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2007

CPJ condemns media crackdown under martial law 

NEWS ALERT
February 13, 2007


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GUINEA-BISSAU

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IVORY COAST

Five journalists questioned, one threatened by official

CASE
September 11, 2007


Students raid newspaper

CASE
August 27, 2007

Stories critical of president trigger charges
NEWS ALERT
February 28, 2007


Journalist detained for 5 days over story critical of top magistrate
CASE
January 25, 2007


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KENYA

President dismisses bill compelling disclosure of sources

NEWS ALERT
August 23, 2007


Journalists protest media bill compelling disclosure of sources

NEWS ALERT
August 16, 2007

Tabloid editor released after presidential pardon
CASE
June 1, 2007


Tabloid editor jailed for libel

NEWS ALERT
March 8, 2007


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LESOTHO

Journalist released on bail; treason charge lifted

CASE UPDATE
June 28, 2007


Letter critical of prime minister prompts treason charge

NEWS ALERT
June 25, 2007


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LIBERIA

Tabloid files appeal with Supreme Court after government ban over sex photo
NEWS ALERT
March 6, 2007


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MALAWI

Government agency shuts fledgling television station
NEWS ALERT
November 2, 2007


Private radio stations censored over political coverage
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NEWS ALERT
April 13, 2007


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MALI

Politician assaults journalist over election coverage
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NEWS ALERT
July 31, 2007


CPJ condemns convictions in school essay case

NEWS ALERT
June 25, 2007

More Malian journalists jailed in high school essay crackdown
NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2007


High school essay assignment lands journalist in prison
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NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2007


Radio targeted over critical broadcasts in wake of presidential polls

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NEWS ALERT
March 12, 2007

Journalists handed suspended prison sentences over critical story

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NEWS ALERT
March 12, 2007


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MOZAMBIQUE

Reporter jailed for 3 days by police

CASE
March 31, 2007


Court upholds conviction of Carlos Cardoso's killers

NEWS ALERT
February 16, 2007


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NIGER

Niger will take French journalists to court
NEWS ALERT
December 21, 2007


Journalists protest state media crackdown
NEWS ALERT
October 22, 2007


Newspaper editor jailed without charge

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NEWS ALERT
October 11, 2007


Veteran journalist imprisoned

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NEWS ALERT
September 24, 2007


Government bans live broadcasts on Tuareg rebellion
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NEWS ALERT
August 30, 2007


RFI resumes broadcasting after monthlong suspension
CASE
August 20, 2007


RFI summarily suspended after correspondent threatened

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NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2007


Government cracks down on coverage of rebel attacks

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NEWS ALERT
July 13, 2007


Court overturns conviction of journalists in defamation trial

NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2007


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NIGERIA


CPJ urges Nigerian president to combat impunity
LETTER
December 14, 2007


Nigerian publisher charged with sedition over story critical of governor
NEWS ALERT
October 17, 2007


Nigeria frees two Germans charged over filming in oil-rich river delta
NEWS ALERT
October 5, 2007


Newspaper copies seized in southern Akwa Ibom State
CASE
June 27, 2007

In Nigerian capital, government demolishes broadcaster’s offices
NEWS ALERT
June 22, 2007


Broadcaster attacked amid election dispute

NEWS ALERT
May 25, 2007


Cameraman beaten unconscious by police
CASE
May 1, 2007


Intelligence agents raid private TV over political program
CASE
April 17, 2007

CPJ urges throrough probe in editor's slaying

LETTER
January 22, 2007

Journalists freed after two days of detention by security services
CASE
January 12, 2007

SSS raids another newspaper, arrests a top official
NEWS ALERT
January 11, 2007


SSS grills journalists over story critical of the ruling party

NEWS ALERT
January 10, 2007


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REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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RWANDA

Policeman beats up photographer for taking his picture

CASE
December 6, 2007



Rwandan officials threaten to force press to reveal sources

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NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2007


Police interrogate two journalists, press them to reveal sources

CASE
June 28, 2007


Without legal hearing, Rwanda shutters privately owned newspaper

LETTER
July 16, 2007


Government strips new journal’s license after first edition

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NEWS ALERT
June 12, 2007


Radio host detained for 10 days, charged over 1994 genocide story
CASE
May 11, 2007


Publication of a letter draws a prison term

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NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2007

Journalist attacked over critical articles

NEWS ALERT
February 12, 2007


Newspaper director jailed for publishing critical letter
NEWS ALERT
January 16, 2007


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SENEGAL

Government official sends threatening note to journalist

December 4, 2007

CPJ urges Senegal to decriminalize libel

Version française
LETTER
November 15, 2007


Journalist jailed, another in hiding

NEWS ALERT
October 15, 2007

Senegalese newsroom records threat by minister
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NEWS ALERT
August 9, 2007


Ruling party official said to threaten radio staff
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NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2007


Journalist sentenced to prison
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NEWS ALERT
April 18, 2007


Two journalists given suspended prison term and heavy fine

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NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2007


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SIERRA LEONE

Government drops criminal libel charges against editor 

CASE
August 21, 2007


Harsh bail set for Standard Times editor
NEWS ALERT
July 3, 2007


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SOMALIA

Somali journalist held without charge
NEWS ALERT
December 2
7, 2007

Somali journalist killed in car accident

NEWS ALERT
December 26, 2007


French journalist kidnapped in Puntland
NEWS ALERT
December 18, 2007


Somaliland expels 24 journalists
NEWS ALERT
December 5, 2007


In Somaliland, two journalists arrested in separate incidents

CASE
November 29, 2007


Government silences three radio stations in two days

NEWS ALERT
November 13, 2007

Radio Shabelle manager assassinated
NEWS ALERT
October 19, 2007


Police fire on Radio Shabelle

NEWS ALERT
September 18, 2007


Puntlandpost reporter released after five days

CASE
September 16, 2007

Shabelle radio network raided; 19 staffers detained
NEWS ALERT
September 17, 2007

Government detains Mogadishu reporter covering security sweep

NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2007


Journalist beaten, robbed by police
CASE
September 6, 2007


Death threats force prominent press freedom activist into hiding

NEWS ALERT
September 4, 2007

Reporter killed in vehicle ambush
NEWS ALERT
August 24, 2007

In central Hiran province, governor detains three journalists
CASE
August 18, 2007


Two prominent journalists assassinated hours apart

NEWS ALERT
August 13, 2007

Police detain nine journalists from a leading Mogadishu broadcaster

CASE
August 10, 2007

Somaliland reporter released after five days of imprisonment
CASE
July 19, 2007


In Somaliland, reporter jailed without charge

NEWS ALERT
July 18, 2007


Puntland newspaper damaged in arson attack
NEWS ALERT
June 29, 2007

In Somaliland, TV journalist assaulted by mayor, held three days

CASE
June 28, 2007

Private broadcasters silenced by government back on air
CASE
June 10, 2007


Government cracks down on media over security coverage

NEWS ALERT
June 7, 2007


TV journalists released after being held incommunicado for six weeks

CASE
May 22, 2007

Two journalists killed in ambush of official’s motorcade
NEWS ALERT
May 17, 2007


In Puntland, radio contributor shot during army raid
NEWS ALERT
May 9, 2007


Shelling destroys broadcast stations, injures journalists

NEWS ALERT
April 23, 2007
Government detains three TV journalists
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NEWS ALERT
April 11, 2007


In Somaliland, journalists pardoned by president, released
CASE
March 29, 2007


Journalist and driver released after three days of detention
CASE
March 24, 2007


Somali government shuts down Al-Jazeera bureau
NEWS ALERT
March 23, 2007


Government troops arrest journalist and driver, seize truck

NEWS ALERT
March 21, 2007

Journalist freed after being held incommunicado for nine days
CASE
March 18, 2007


In Somaliland, a journalist detained for two days

CASE
March 15, 2007


Reporter held incommunicado since Friday

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2007


In Somaliland, journalists sentenced to prison
NEWS ALERT
March 5, 2007


Broadcasters warned to censor their coverage

NEWS ALERT
February 20, 2007


In Somaliland, jailed journalists prosecuted under archaic criminal law

NEWS ALERT
January 18, 2007


Broadcasters return to the air a day after being shut down

NEWS ALERT
January 16, 2007

Journalist held by government after Islamist town falls

NEWS ALERT
January 4, 2007

Two journalists held in Somaliland over critical report
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2007


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SOUTH AFRICA

Exiled Zimbabwean editor shot, critically wounded

NEWS ALERT
July 27, 2007


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SWAZILAND

Pastor threatens journalists over story

CASE
March 2, 2007

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TOGO

CPJ expresses concern about HAAC’s actions

LETTER
August 31, 2007

Journalist banned from broadcast over critical commentary

NEWS ALERT
March 1, 2007

Radio station suspended, analyst banned over soccer coverage

NEWS ALERT
January 12, 2007

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UGANDA

Gunmen pour acid on radio station transmitter
NEWS ALERT
October 9, 2007

Government shuts down new TV station
NEWS ALERT
February 7, 2007


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ZAMBIA

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ZIMBABWE

Purported list names 15 journalists for surveillance

NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2007


London-based paper’s top reporter acquitted
CASE
September 4, 2007

CPJ concerned by Zimbabwe’s sweeping surveillance law

NEWS ALERT
August 8, 2007

CPJ outraged by police beating of award-winning media lawyer

NEWS ALERT
May 10, 2007


CPJ urges Zimbabwe police commissioner to investigate Edward Chikomba’s murder
LETTER
April 6, 2007


British journalist fined under media accreditation law

CASE
April 2, 2007

Reporter jailed, beaten and paper threatened over coverage
NEWS ALERT
April 2, 2007


State broadcast journalists face criminal charges
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2007

Government threatens foreign correspondents

NEWS ALERT
March 23, 2007


Reporter trainee detained, fired for asking questions
CASE
March 17, 2007


Two journalists beaten and detained for 48 hours by police
CASE
March 11, 2007

Journalist fined under repressive law
CASE
February 24, 2007


Editor sent bullet in mail over cartoon critical of the army
NEWS ALERT
February 2, 2007

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