For the second time within four days, all copies of El Midan newspaper were confiscated by security officers in Khartoum on Sunday. Last Thursday, the distribution of the newspaper was also halted at the printing press.
El Midan, issued by the Sudanese Communist Party, was allowed to reappear in print in April this year, after it was suspended for more than 18 months by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). The newspaper was able to continue electronically.
During the past two months, NISS agents confiscated more than 27 print-runs of various newspapers in Khartoum.
According to the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, monitored by Reporters Without Borders, Sudan rates within the bottom 10 of the 180 countries surveyed.