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Sudan: Press Freedom

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Sudanese government about its use of the Press Act 2004 to censor newspapers and limit freedom of expression. (265364)

Working through the EU, we regularly raise the need to fulfil obligations on human rights with the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan. Freedom of expression and press freedom were raised with the Government of Sudan on 3 December 2008 and the Government of South Sudan on 18 November 2008.