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Mozambican people celebrate the 40th anniversary of their country's independence from Portugal on June 25, 2015, in Maputo. The Mozambican government imposed high fees on independent media on July 23, 2018. (AFP/Adrien Barbier)

Mozambican government imposes crippling fees on independent media

New York, August 15, 2018–Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A July 23, 2018, government decree outlined massive hikes in registration fees to be paid to the government-run Gabinete de Informação, a bureaucratic body that facilitates…

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