Ana Margoso

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Police and protesters in Luanda's Independence Square. (Alex Neto)

Journalists attacked while covering protest in Angola

New York, September 6, 2011–Angolan security forces attacked journalists covering an anti-government protest on Saturday in the capital, Luanda, news reports said. At least two dozen people were arrested and several others injured as police blamed the violence on protesters.

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The MPLA government of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos is facing opposition protests. (EPA)

Angola’s ruling MPLA obstructing independent reporting

New York, March 16, 2011–Angola’s ruling MPLA government must allow the press to freely cover public events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a number of recent incidents in which authorities barred journalists from covering public events related to the country’s opposition party.

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