Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Eritrea, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5671a1d9.html [accessed 1 December 2015]
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According to CPJ's annual census of imprisoned journalists, 15 journalists remained in prison or otherwise deprived of their liberty, the victims of a ruthless crackdown on dissent in September 2001. The journalists had worked for local independent publications, all of which were shut down by the government at the same time. Journalists were jailed without charge and held largely incommunicado. There are no local private media in Eritrea.