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2013-02-08 Africa North
Mauritania press freedom tops Arab world
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [248 views ]  Top

#1 the smallest, in absolute terms, negative number?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-08 03:06||   2013-02-08 03:06|| Front Page Top

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Posted by lord garth 2013-02-08 10:10||   2013-02-08 10:10|| Front Page Top

#3 "Mauretania Press freedom tops ARAB world"

Measure it against some other yardstick and see what you get.

Mauretania only outlawed Black slavery in 1989, (a new law more honored in the breach than the observance) and the biggest group of emigres to come to Senegal every years is slaves escaping over the border. So I wonder just how free anybody is, including the press.

journalists to be responsible without reducing their margin of liberty".

For example, what happens to Mauretanian journalists who report on Marabouts (combination imam and witch doctor) who abuse the talibe (students, all children) under their authority? The maribouts' usual custom is to send the kids out to beg during the day and memorize the Q'uran at night. Abuses abound. The abuse provoked so much outrage in Senegal that the Marabouts moved their operation over the border into Mauretania.

Freedom of what, indeed?
Posted by mom 2013-02-08 11:09||   2013-02-08 11:09|| Front Page Top

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