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  • Veteran South Sudanese journalist Alfred Taban was detained by police after publishing this editorial, which was critical of the former governor of Lakes state, in The Juba Monitor. (VOA/Mugume Davis)
  • South Sudanese journalist Alfred Taban at his desk at The Juba Monitor. Taban says he was detained by police and is being sued by the former governor of Lakes state after publishing an editorial that was critical of him. (VOA/Mugume Davis)
  • A person reads The Juba Monitor on the day the paper ran the story about the U.N. Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists.South Sudan has agreed to test drive the plan, which calls for defamation to be decriminalized and greater protections for journalists. (VOA/Mugume Davis)

South Sudan Newsman Detained Over Editorial

Published March 13, 2013

A long-time journalist from South Sudan is detained and sued after his newspaper publishes an editorial criticizing a public official.


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