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Enemies of the internet

As journalists rely more and more on blogs and social media platforms to tell the news, repressive governments fight to maintain a tight control over Internet content. Around the world, governments are putting policies in place to restrict the flow of information. Reporters Without Borders has compiled a list of Enemies of the Internet for 2014. Here are some of the worst offenders as well as their ranking on RWB’s Freedom of information Index (from 1- the best to 180- the worst).

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Enemies of the internet

As journalists rely more and more on blogs and social media platforms to tell the news, repressive governments fight to maintain a tight control over Internet content. Around the world, governments are putting policies in place to restrict the flow of information. Reporters Without Borders has compiled a list of Enemies of the Internet for 2014. Here are some of the worst offenders as well as their ranking on RWB’s Freedom of information Index (from 1- the best to 180- the worst).

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