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Journalist sentenced to jail for first time ever in island-state

A news editor fainted in a courthouse after he was sentenced to three months in jail following his coverage of a fraud case, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The detention marks the first time a Mauritian journalist has been sentenced to prison, according to CPJ.

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