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Friday, October 19, 2007

Iran among 4 worst nations for press freedom, Reporters Without Borders says

Reporters Without Borders, an international media rights group, released its annual World Press Freedom report Tuesday, listing Iran among the four worst nations in the world for press freedom, Voice of America reported the same day.

According to the report, Iran has jailed the most journalists in the Middle East, with eight currently imprisoned, and many others facing possible jail time. Iranian authorities do not tolerate criticism, and journalists have often been targets, it added.

Egypt, Iraq, and the Palestinian territories are also listed for significant violations of press freedom.

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