(RSF/IFEX) - RSF is protesting the new press censorship decided by the
Manipur government. According to RSF, during the first week of October 1998,
the government of the state of Manipur (northern India) ordered the local
media not to publish or distribute statements by the separatist guerillas.
The government's directive says that any newspaper which violates the order
will be "severely punished under the rule of law." There is apprehension
among local journalists that those who do not respect the censorship could
be imprisoned, although the authorities did not say anything about this as a
Send appeals to the Chief Minister:
with the international treaties signed and ratified by India
ensure that journalists in Manipur can exercise their profession freely and
His Excellency W. Nipamacha Singh
State of Manipur
Fax: +91 385 22 01 36
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