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Malawi amendment bans news ‘not in public interest’

New York, February 1, 2011–An amendment to Malawi’s penal code, which became law last week, allows the government to ban any publication deemed contrary to public interest for an unspecified period of time, institutionalizing political censorship of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  On January 26, President Bingu wa Mutharika signed into law an…

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