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Pressure on the media from government officials and corporate owners is common around the world

Pressure on the media from government officials and corporate owners is common around the world Pressure on the media from government officials and corporate owners is common around the world
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One working journalist described the pressure she was under this way:

“I first censor myself, as I know I’ll be in trouble if I write something critical of the government. And then my editor censors me, if I haven’t been mild enough. And then owners of the newspaper also check, to make sure nothing too critical gets through. And if something is published anyway, especially if in defiance, someone from the government calls our boss. And then the tax inspectors are sent in, to find something to fine the newspaper with.”

Such pressure on the media from government officials and corporate owners is common around the world.

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