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Press Protest in Sudan
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Nov 5, 2008 - 6:48:25 AM

November 5, 2008

Press Protest in Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Two Sudanese daily newspapers said Tuesday that they would suspend publication for three days and that their journalists would go on a 24-hour hunger strike to protest state censorship.

The journalists said they were resisting a mounting crackdown on freedom of expression ahead of elections expected next year.

Salah Kajam, publisher of the independent Ajras al-Hurria, said state agents regularly removed articles critical of the government and reports of violence in Darfur, among other things.

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