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Monday, May 7, 2007

Freedom House 2007 Survey Out: Details Decline In Press Freedom Around the World

Freedom House has released its 2007 report on press freedom around the world and it says that it has detected a continuing decline in media freedom. According to its press release:

"Among the most critical setbacks singled out by Freedom House this year were:

·  Setbacks in Asia—notably Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Philippines and Fiji—stemming from coups, political upheaval, insurgency or states of emergency;   

· Setbacks in Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and other Latin American countries, in some cases due to state action, in others due to a deteriorating security environment;

· Aggressive efforts by the Russian government to further marginalize independent media voices, punctuated by plans to regulate the internet;

· Stagnation in the Middle East/North Africa region, bringing to a halt several years of modest progress."

Here is a link to the press release. Here is a link to the page where the complete report is available.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2007/05/freedom_house_2.html

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