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China not in top ten of censored countries

The Committee to Protect Journalists (based in New York) has released a list of the ten most censored countries in the world. They are:

1. North Korea
2. Burma
3. Turkmenistan
4. Equatorial Guinea
5. Libya
6. Eritrea
7. Cuba
8. Uzbekistan
9. Syria
10. Belarus

Each country in the top ten is described in three sections: Leader, How Censorship Works, and Lowlights. Reading through the list is a good idea for people writing about and researching censorship issues in China.

The whole article is here.

But while on the subject of censorship, it is depressing to note that Technorati appears to be completely blocked in China.

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Rapporteurs Sans Frontieres still puts China in the bottom ten for Press Freedom:

Freedom House gives PRC the lowest scores for political freedom and press freedom:

technorati is up today in guangzhou.

Can any of these ten countries compared with Chinese develolment? Are they becoming a world potency? Have they cities like Beijing or Shanghai?

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