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Published: Sunday 31 July 2011

>> Journalists from Sierra Leone, Senegal and The Gambia have formed a network after completing an intensive training on climate change in Sierra Leone.

Secretary general of the Sierra Leone Reporters Union, Abdulai Jalloh said the network would promote local measures on climate change adaptation.

>> Two Uzbek journalists have been temporarily detained and fined after trying to begin a hunger strike outside the presidential palace in the capital to protest media censorship. The detentions and punishment came as Uzbekistan officially marked Day of Media Workers on June 27. A Tashkent district court fined Malohat Eshonqulova and Saodat Omonova about US $1,500 after their detention for holding an unauthorised protest.

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