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Angola: Rights Group Calls for Better Protection of Press Freedoms

As Angola began voter registration this week, ahead of its first elections in over a decade, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the government to do more to ensure that the press, essential to the validity of the poll, is able to operate more freely. A new media law passed in May promised much-needed reforms but failed to protect press freedoms adequately, the watchdog’s report, ‘Still Not Fully Protected: Rights to Freedom of Expression and Information under Angola’s New Press Law’, said on Thursday. Full Story

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