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Nation Mirror calls on authorities not to censor their work


On 22.08.2016. Juba. Nation Mirror calls on authorities not to censor their work. The Nation Mirror newspaper has issued a statement complaining of “censorship and repression” after authorities in Juba on Thursday demanded that an article be removed from the paper, leading to suspension of printing in order to avoid confiscation of papers the following morning. The newspaper did not appear on newsstands on Sunday. Censors in Juba had deemed a report about Riek Machar's escape from South Sudan to Congo to sensitive for publication. “When The Nation Mirror publication packaged news for printing at Ganesh Printers Co. Ltd in Juba, little did it know that the story about Riek Machar was a national security threat. At about 11 pm, Ganesh Printers informed the newspaper editor that the National Security Services personnel deployed at the printing press, wanted the lead story article entitled 'Dr. Machar Resurfaces in Congo' removed or else risk confiscation,”


Monday, August 22, 2016 - 23:00
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