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Mauritius - Journalist jailed and media outlets fined for contempt of court

Reporters without borders
Press freedom in Mauritius has suffered a serious setback with the announcement on 17 October that a journalist has been sentenced to three months' imprisonment and two news organizations have been heavily fined for contempt of court.   “This trial once again highlights the fragility of the current situation which is heading in the direction of a media crackdown on certain politically sensitive topics,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We deeply regret the ruling by Judges Keshoe Parsad (...)

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