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Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Mozambique

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Mozambique, February 2008, available at: [accessed 24 January 2018]
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In February, the Supreme Court rejected appeals by the six hired killers of investigative journalist Carlos Cardoso, upholding their prison sentences and fines. Cardoso was killed on November 22, 2000, after reporting on the 1996 embezzlement of US$14 million from the state-controlled Commercial Bank of Mozambique.

Reporter Celso Manguana of the private daily Canal de Moçambique was arrested during a dispute at a police station in the capital, Maputo, in March. Press reports and local journalists said Manguana had called officers "incompetent" for declining to comment on the detentions of several people after an antigovernment demonstration. He was released after four nights in detention.

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