Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Here Are The 10 Most Censored Countries In The World

Deterioration of free press continues globally as countries implement more sophisticated forms of censorship (AFP/File photo)

Committee To Protect Journalist: 10 Most Censored Countries

Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Eritrea is the world's most censored country, according to a list compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The list is based on CPJ's research into the use of tactics ranging from imprisonment and repressive laws to surveillance of journalists and restrictions on internet and social media access.

Under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right to seek and receive news and express opinions. These 10 countries flout the international standard by banning or severely restricting independent media and intimidating journalists into silence with imprisonment, digital and physical surveillance, and other forms of harassment. Self-censorship is pervasive.

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More News On The 10 Most Censored Countries In The World

Eritrea Tops List of Most Censored Countries -- VOA
CPJ: Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus Among World's 'Most Censored Countries' -- RFE
10 countries cited for extreme media censorship: watchdog -- AFP
Eritrea tops CPJ list of worst countries for press censorship -- Al Jazeera
Saudi media freedom sharply deteriorating under crown prince's leadership: Report -- Middle East Eye

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And yet many of these countries are on the UN Human Rights Council..

Oh the hypocrisy...

Anonymous said...

America is very censored by liberals.