Lori Baitarian/CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Intern

Lori Baitarian, an intern in CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa Program, holds a BA in political studies from the American University of Beirut. Baitarian, who is from Lebanon, speaks Arabic, French, Armenian, and English.

A newspaper kiosk in Khartoum. Journalists in Sudan are cautious about the freedom of information law recently passed in parliament. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary

The Sudanese government has boasted that its freedom of information law, passed by parliament at the end of January, will increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information. But with a long history of censorship and harassment from authorities, journalists suspect the law will be used as another way to…

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