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Rwanda: 2004

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DRC: Fragile Freedom

Unrest shatters press freedom gains in the Democratic Republic of Congo with attacks and imprisonments surging yet again.

A Special report by Julia Crawford 

The fragile state of press freedom in the Democratic Republic of Congo was shattered when the eastern city of Bukavu fell briefly to Rwandan-backed rebels in early June. State-imposed restrictions and imprisonment, as well as rebel-backed threats and attacks, limited independent reporting. With the flow of information constricted, rumors flourished and apprehension spread throughout this central African nation of 53 million.

September 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
May 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET

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