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Africa Has More "Press Predators" than Any Other Continent

African journalists marked this week’s Press Freedom Day with sombre observations about the dangers of information gathering on the continent, and in some cases memorials to colleagues killed while doing their jobs. “Never before have there been so many journalists in prison around the world. All the indicators, including the numbers of journalists threatened and news media censored, show that things are getting worse,” said Reporters Without Frontiers, the French press protection non-governmental organisation (NGO). At the weekend, the group paraded photographs of 12 African government leaders who stifle the press in their countries, using tactics ranging from arrest, torture and murder to the bombing of newspaper offices. Full Story

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