Mozambique Reels at Repeated Attacks on Journalists

Barely a month after the independent weekly newspaper Canal de Moçambique was petrol bombed, Luciano da Conceicao, a correspondent for Deutsche Welle, was abducted at the entrance to his house by unidentified assailants, while on the same night, Leonardo Gimo, a reporter on the private television station TV Sucesso, was attacked in the street by unidentified men who seized his camera. Responding to the blatant attempts to muzzle the media and restrict the right to freedom of expression in the southern African country, MISA-Mozambique expressed its "deep concern at the growing wave of harassment and aggression against journalists".

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