Belarus / 2008

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Venezuela proves intolerant to criticism

September 19, 2008 4:33 PM ET

During his weekly television and radio address a year ago, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez warned that foreigners who criticize him or his administration while visiting the country would be expelled. Chávez ordered officials to scrutinize statements by foreign public figures and deport any outspoken critics. While analysts thought this declaration...

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Film 'waltzes' inside a censored Belarus

August 7, 2008 4:20 PM ET

On Tuesday, CPJ reported that Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko had signed a new media law allowing authorities to further restrict press freedom by controlling what is published on the Internet. Belarus is on CPJ's list of the world's Most Censored Countries. Journalists are not the only ones denied freedom of...

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