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10 countries cited for extreme media censorship: watchdog | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

“The internet was supposed to make censorship obsolete, but that hasn’t happened.” #Nigeria

12.9.2019

“The internet was supposed to make censorship obsolete, but that hasn’t happened.” Nigeria

Eritrea is the world's worst country for press censorship, a media watchdog said Tuesday in a report which also cites extreme measures in nine other countries including North Korea , China and Saudi Arabia .

Other countries on the list of the 10 worst regimes for media “use a combination of blunt tactics like harassment and arbitrary detention as well as sophisticated surveillance and targeted hacking to silence the independent press,” the report said.

“The internet was supposed to make censorship obsolete, but that hasn’t happened,” said CPJ executive director Joel Simon.

It noted that in other countries including war-ravaged nations such as Syria, Yemen, and Somalia, conditions for the media are “extremely difficult, but not necessarily attributable solely to government censorship.”

The group said Saudi Arabia’s already-repressive environment for the press has “suffered sharp deterioration” under de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to the report.

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