Autocratic governments increasingly seek to intimidate the news media into silence. Russia, for example, moved quickly to shut down factual news coverage. Nicaragua’s crackdown chases many journalists into exile.
- How do authorities attempt to control media coverage, and do governments use similar tactics?
- Is there ever a legitimate reason for the government to censor or control media coverage?
- What role should democracies play in the struggle for the free flow in information, both internally and externally?
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