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Freedom of the press - again

A thoroughly pleasing item in the which asked sundry journos about freedom of the press in their countries. Most of it is fairly humdrum, but at least three cheers for Mubashar Jawed Akbar of the Asian Age / Deccan Herald:

"It is my view that Indian unity cannot survive dictatorship and its favorite child, censorship. Freedom for us is not a gift from government, but a fundamental fact of our unity and independence".

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