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Sudan - Two private newspapers closed down since start of the year

Reporters without borders
The year began in Sudan in the same vein as previous ones, with new censorship moves. Although the country has a diverse media and enjoys some freedom of speech, the Khartoum authorities have stepped up efforts to silence publications that irritate them. Within the past two weeks, two independent and opposition newspapers, Alwan and Rai al-Shaab, have been closed by security forces without explanation. “These latest two newspaper closures show the government of President Omar Hassan (...)

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