Laos / 2002

Attacks on the Press 2001: Asia Analysis

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

Journalists across Asia faced extraordinary pressures in 2001. Risks included reporting on war and insurgency, covering crime and corruption, or simply expressing a dissenting view in an authoritarian state. CPJ's two most striking indices of press freedom are the annual toll of journalists killed around the world and our list...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Laos

March 26, 2002 12:05 PM ET

With a growing reputation as a haven for Western travelers looking for a less-developed, more "authentic" Asian experience, tiny landlocked Laos is slowly emerging from the cocoon of isolation in which it has dwelt since the communist victory in 1975. Unfortunately, openness to visitors has not translated into tolerance of...

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