In June, police at the airport in the mainland city of Bata seized 200 copies of La Verdad, a publication run by the tiny opposition Convergence for Social Democracy party. The seizure was linked to the newspaper's often critical political coverage, according to a CPJ source. State-owned and government-friendly outlets dominate Equatorial Guinea's media; while a handful of private papers are licensed, they rarely publish and are subject to strict censorship by authorities. Although the constitution guarantees press freedom, criticism of the government in the local press is not tolerated.

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