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Journalist Faisal Mohamed Saleh looks on during a demonstration against violations of the security services towards the press and journalists outside the Council of the Press and Publication in Khartoum May 16, 2012. Saleh was detained and grilled for hours about his interview after he criticised Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Al Jazeera television for calling the rulers of South Sudan "insects". With no legal case, they let him go but ordered him to come back every morning for eleven days. Sudan ranks 170th of 179th in a global press freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, a media watchdog. Reporters in Sudan have long known that criticising the president or writing about official corruption could bring a beating, or jail. The government says press freedom is guaranteed in Sudan's constitution and that reporters face no problems if they comply with the law. Picture taken May 16, 2012. To match Feature SUDAN-NEWSPAPERS/ REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah