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Many Pygmies in Congo live as slaves to Bantu masters.[1] The nation is deeply stratified between these two major ethnic groups.[1] The Pygmy slaves belong from birth to their Bantu masters in a relationship that the Bantus call a time-honored tradition.[1] Even though the Pygmies are responsible for much of the hunting, fishing and manual labor in jungle villages, Pygmies and Bantus alike say Pygmies are often paid at the master's whim; in cigarettes, used clothing, or even nothing at all.[1] Now UNICEF and human-rights activists are speaking out.[1] A law that would grant special protections to the Pygmy people is awaiting a vote by the Congo parliament.[1]

As of 2008, main media is owned by the government. There is one government-owned television station, three government-owned radio stations, and three private pro-government radio stations, and a government-owned newspaper.[2]

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