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Journalists Continue to Face Harassment and Arrest in South Sudan Despite Government Promise for Free Press

July 13, 2011

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SOUTH SUDAN.— The new government in Juba has promised it will respect freedom of the press. “Journalists will be free to go anywhere, take photos of anything, interview anyone,” the information minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said last week. Despite the promises about press freedom, the government has not passed a media law protecting those rights. […]

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