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Published: Sunday 29 February 2004

Zimbabwe's government has moved, once again, to close down the country's only independent newspaper. On January 23, 2004, the Daily News appeared on newsstands for the first time in six months, a day after Zimbabwean police ended an illegal blockade at its offices. The government immediately filed urgent applications in court, to stop it from continuing to publish. The paper is a fierce critic of President Robert Mugabe and was closed down in September 2003 because it failed to register under the country's draconian new press laws.

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