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China: Lowest 8th ranking of 2010 World Press Freedom Index

Posted by Author on October 20, 2010

(Excerpt) Reporters Without Borders, Oct 20, 2010 –

Asia’s four Communist regimes, North Korea (177th place), China (171st), Vietnam (165thj) Laos (168th), are among the fifteen lowest-ranked countries of the 2010 World Press Freedom Index.

Ranked just one place behind Eritrea, hellish totalitarian North Korea has shown no improvement. To the contrary: in a succession framework set up by Kim Jong-il in favour of his son, crackdowns have become even harsher.

China, despite its dynamic media and Internet, remains in a low position because of non-stop censorship and repression, notably in Tibet and Xinjiang.

In Laos, it is not so much repression which plagues this country of Southeast Asia as its single party’s political control over the whole media.

On the other hand, Vietnam’s Communist Party – soon to hold its own Congress – and its open season against freedom of speech is responsible for its worse than mediocre ranking.(more details from Reporters Without Borders)

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