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Newspapers back on newsstands following three-day suspension

(RSF/IFEX) - Newspapers were on sale again on 14 March 2011 as a result of a decision by the country's sole print media distributor, Edipresse (a subsidiary of the French company Presstalis), to resume operations. It had suspended distribution after being raided by soldiers on 10 March 2011.

Distribution resumed following talks between the National Press Council, which regulates the print media, and two members of Laurent Gbagbo's cabinet, interior minister Emile Guiriehoulou and communication minister Ouattara Gnonzié.

Reporters Without Borders is nonetheless still deeply concerned about the media situation in Côte d'Ivoire and the continuing incidents. On 13 March around 10 members of the Defence and Security Forces (FDS) raided the offices of the daily "Nord-Sud" and carried out a search.

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