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Freedom of the Press Declining Everywhere

olympictorchfreedomofthepress.jpgAccording to a new study from the Freedom House, freedom of the press declined in every region during 2008. Press freedom has fallen for seven straight years, but the survey said that 2008 was the first time it fell across the board.

“The journalism profession today is up against the ropes and fighting to stay alive, as pressures from governments, other powerful actors and the global economic crisis take an enormous toll,” executive director Jennifer Windsor said in a statement.

If you want to be a blogger, the Committee to Protect Journalists recommends avoiding the following countries: Myanmar, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Tunisia, China, Turkmenistan, and Egypt.

Brooklyn, however, is okay.

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