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Vol 52 No 24

Published 2nd December 2011


Angola

MPLA curbs the media

The ruling party appears anxious to restrict free speech and ensure positive coverage in the lead up to the elections

The Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola may take its time over deciding who it wants as the next president and when elections will take place but it is taking no chances on ensuring positive media coverage (AC Vol 52 No 22). It is relying not only on state-owned but also on ostensibly independent media to create the best possible environment for MPLA success at the polls. That also means cracking down on free speech and intimidating journalists.

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