February 8, 2013

Hard Times for Press Freedom in Asia

Zachary Keck, View from America

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Nearly half of the twenty countries with the least amount of press freedom in the world are located in the Asia-Pacific, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 World Press Freedom Index.

Of the twenty countries making the bottom of the list, nine are located in the Asia-Pacific.

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TAGGED: Asia, freedom of speech


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