Kagame and Mugabe among violators of press freedom

Journalists in Nairobi take part in a demonstration to protests against gag on press freedoms. Photo/FILE

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  • Reporters without borders name eight countries that inhibit journalists’ work

There are powerful people behind press freedom violations whose responsibility is not always apparent. Whether presidents, ministers, religious leaders or the heads of armed groups, these predators of press freedom have the power to censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and, in the worst cases, murder journalists. Reporters Without Borders has produced these portraits:

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