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Sudan: 2 newspapers on strike against censorship
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Nov 4, 2008 - 11:03:00 AM

Sudan: 2 newspapers on strike against censorship

Article posted November 05, 2008 - 02:36 AM
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Publishers of two Sudanese dailies say they will stop printing their newspapers for three days to protest state censorship.

Salah Kajam, publisher of the independent pro-south daily Freedom Bells, says government agents often come at night and order the removal of articles, citing security concerns.

His paper and another, affiliated with an Islamist opposition leader, will halt publication until Friday.

Other journalists said Tuesday they are planning a 24-hour hunger strike in protest.

There was no immediate government comment.

Lawyers say they have challenged the new wave of censorship, which started in February, with a law suit in the constitutional court. - AP

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