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Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade.  In its newly released annual

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China Squeezes the Life Out of the Internet

China has established a new government agency to verify information on the Internet. The State of Internet Information Office will be responsible for a number of directions of lower rank. The new configuration allows the government to tighten up the

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Press Freedom Day Notes Impact of Citizen Journalism

May 3, 2011, the United Nations will mark World Press Freedom Day.  This year’s event comes at a time when social media, mobile phones and the Internet are playing an increasing role in giving a voice to the oppressed.  As

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