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Journalists killed in Mauritius since 1992

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Mauritius jails journalist for contempt of court

October 20, 2011 6:27 PM ET

New York, October 20, 2011--Authorities in Mauritius today imprisoned a journalist for contempt of the Supreme Court and levied two fines over coverage of a case, according to local journalists and news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentences. Editor-in-Chief Dharmanand Dooharika of the private weekly Samedi...

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Mauritius no heaven for news media

February 4, 2011 1:01 PM ET

American author Mark Twain once quoted a Mauritian as saying that heaven was copied after this Indian Ocean island paradise. Mauritius is cited today as one of the few havens of press freedom in Africa, but for Raj Meetarbhan, left, editor-in-chief of the island's largest newspaper L'Express, the country...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Africa Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

Although the Kenya-based East African Standard, one of Africa's oldest continuously published newspapers, marked its 100th anniversary in November, journalism remains a difficult profession on the continent, with adverse government policies and multifaceted economic woes still undermining the full development of African media....

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Newspaper offices besieged by angry supporters of prime minister

September 7, 2000 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2000 --- An irate crowd of some three dozen people calling themselves agents of Mauritian prime minister Navin Ramgoolam's Labor Party staged a loud demonstration in front of the offices of Le Mauricien and L'express, the island's leading independent dailies. Wielding sticks and shouting slogans, the...

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