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DR Congo press rights body denounces ‘repression’




ceta.jpgA non-governmental organisation that defends journalists' rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday denounced an "escalation of repression" in the media around elections last month.

Journaliste En Danger (Journalist in Danger), presenting its annual report, said it had registered "at least 160 cases of various assaults on the freedom of the press, almost half of which took place during the electoral period" from October to December.

The organisation launched "an urgent appeal to the powers in place to stop the escalation of repression which has hit the press since the post-electoral crisis".

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