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Media Censorship: Burma Media Law Seen as a Step Backward

Burma Media Law Protest

Burma’s new media law has come up for debate before parliament. Some rights groups say the law is a significant step backward for a country that only recently banned censorship. The proposed law could make life more difficult for journalists. 

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Media Censorship: Iran Jails Journalists for Foreign Cooperation

Iran Censorship

Iran has arrested a dozen journalists accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media organizations, in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on the press. Lat week Iranian media said the detained journalists worked for six different news organizations, including

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Media Censorship: Top Chinese Reporter Fired as Thugs Attack Film Crew

Wang Keqin

A day after China’s best-known investigative journalist was forced to leave yet another reporting job, a German television crew was attacked by men with baseball bats while on a reporting trip near Beijing. The departure of top reporter Wang Keqin

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Media Censorship: Popular Talk Show Hosts Axed

Two popular television hosts are fired in Hong Kong, raising fears that Chinese censors are exerting undue influence over the island. An elderly man reads a newspaper in a workshop in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s government broadcaster has said it

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