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03 September 2009 

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Freedom of the Press

    

A study released in Washington (01 May 2007) shows press freedom continued to suffer global decline in 2006, with troubling trends especially evident in Asia, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Freedom House also warns of increased Internet restrictions in some countries.  In addition, the organization released a map outlining the state of press freedom worldwide.  In this series of reports, VOA looks at press freedom issues.