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Newspaper suspended for 20 days over story race horse

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Reporters Without Borders condemns an Abu Dhabi federal appeal court decision on 3 July suspending both the print and online versions of the Arabic-language daily Al Emarat Al Youm for 20 days from yesterday and fining it 20.000 dirhams (3,900 euros) over a 2006 article about the doping of a race horse owned by two of the sons of United Arab Emirates President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. “This ruling poses a threat to the independence of investigative media in the United Arab Emirates,” (...)

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