Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Cyprus, 3 May 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e690b321.html [accessed 22 October 2014]
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Press freedom improved in 2005 but obstacles to the free flow of news between the northern and southern parts of the island still weigh heavily on journalists and their work. One example was the refusal of the Greek-dominated Republic of Cyprus, which joined the European Union in May 2004, to allow journalists working in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus who wanted to cover a football match in the south.