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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued a statement criticizing Equatorial Guinea for censoring “coverage of events in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Ivory Coast,  CPJ announced on its website.

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Specifically, the CPJ said it “condemns” Equatorial Guinea for its censorship of journalist, Juan Pedro Mendene, who had “mentioned the Libyan revolution” on air. His comments were on “government-controlled” radio station RTVGE, which reportedly has a policy of “not discussing on events in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Yemen, and Ivory Coast.” CPJ labeled the policy part of a “total news blackout,” but didn’t detail how long it’s been in effect.

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CPJ Criticizes Equatorial Guinea for Censoring Journalist

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