Somaliland has lifted a four-year ban on Haatuf, a privately-owned newspaper, a media watchdog has said.
The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said it welcomed the lifting of the ban by a judge .
It called on the Somaliland government to lift ” similar bans on at least three other publications”.
The CPJ “welcomes the news that a court lifted a four-year ban on Haatuf newspaper. Authorities should now lift similar ban on at least three other publications”, the watchdog said on Twitter.
Haatuf newspaper and its sister publication Somaliland Times have not gone to press since 2014.
The two newspapers had been suspended from publication by a court order amid allegations of publishing false news, according to media reports and CPJ research.