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Press freedom under threat from Trump, China, Russia: watchdog

April 25, 2018

Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China’s bid to crush all dissent, a media watchdog said Wednesday.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) accuses the world’s three superpower nations of leading the charge against press freedom, with Trump regularly launching personal attacks on journalists and Beijing exporting its “media control model” to strangle dissent elsewhere in Asia.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.