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Media Censorship: Vietnam on Media ‘Risk List’

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  Vietnam is one of the top 10 countries in the world where press freedom suffered the most setbacks during 2012, a leading media advocacy group said this week, citing stepped-up imprisonment of journalists as a reason for the decline.

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Political Censorship

Media Censorship: China Censorship ‘Not Improving’

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China is the world’s biggest prison of journalists and netizens, a press freedom watchdog’s new report says. China has one of the world’s worst records on press freedom, with controls on state-run media and netizens showing no signs of abating,

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Posted in Government Control, Media Censorship

Media Censorship: Vietnam Journalist Held For ‘Graft’

Vietnamese authorities have arrested a journalist who wrote a series of exposes on corruption for allegedly bribing a traffic cop, according to a state media report. The official Thanh Nien newspaper said Hoang Khuong, 37, whose real name is Nguyen

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Posted in Government Control, Media Censorship

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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