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IPI condemns deportation of Professor Kenneth Good from Botswana, says decision undermines country’s position as one of Africa’s freest

Based on information provided to IPI, on 1 June, Professor Kenneth Good, a political science lecturer at the University of Botswana for the past 15 years, was deported from the country by legal order and a decree from President Festus Mogae. Good’s deportation came only hours after the Lobatse High Court upheld the government’s right […]

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Professor deported for criticising president of Botswana

H.E. Mr. DK Kwelagobe Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Private Bag 001 Gaborone Botswana Fax: +267 581 028 Vienna, 28 February 2005 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute, the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, has been appalled to learn that Professor Kenneth Good, 72, a […]

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Letter: Government to introduce a new censorship policy

H.C. José Dos Santos SADC Chairperson SADC House Gaborone Botswana Fax: (+267) 3972 848 Vienna, 15 April 2003 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from over 115 countries, calls upon the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to strongly condemn the recent decision of the […]

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Letter: IPI request SADC governments to re-affirm their commitment to press freedom

H.E. José Dos Santos SADC Chairperson SADC House Gaborone Botswana Fax: (+ 267) 3972 848 Vienna, 26 November 2002 Your Excellency, The Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting in Vienna, Austria, on 23 November 2002, has learned with approval of the decision by the Parliamentary Forum of the Southern African Development Community […]

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