Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Equatorial Guinea
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Equatorial Guinea, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5674e2.html [accessed 10 March 2014]|
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On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, CPJ named Equatorial Guinea one of the 10 Most Censored Countries in the world, ranking it behind only North Korea, Burma, and Turkmenistan. Criticism of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo's brutal regime is not tolerated, the survey found. Broadcast media are state owned, except for one private station owned by the president's son. A handful of private newspapers officially exist but rarely publish due to financial and political pressures. Foreign correspondents have been denied visas or expelled without official explanation.