A Journalist's Interrogation, Imprisonment in Sudan

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Paul Salopek

Journalist Paul Salopek was accused of spying and jailed for 34 days whie on assignment in Sudan. Rebecca Hale/National Geographic hide caption

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While on assignment in Sudan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek was captured by pro-government militias, then charged with spying and imprisoned for 34 days. He writes about his experience in April's edition of National Geographic magazine.

Salopek was in Africa reporting on the culture and history of the Sahel, a desert region in northern Africa where, he writes, some "50 million of the world's poorest, most disempowered, most forgotten people hang fiercely on to life."

Salopek is a foreign correspondent with the Chicago Tribune.



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