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Scorecard: GEORGIA

Positives:

  • Libel is decriminalized.

  • Reporting of state secrets also decriminalized.

  • Assaults on journalists decline slightly.

Negatives:

  • Government still harasses media, using such methods as retaliatory tax investigations.

  • Administration pressures media to tone down coverage, replace critical journalists.

  • Pending bill would set a "code of conduct" for news media.



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