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Publish and be damned? The state of press freedom in the Middle East

By Dean Irvine, Inez Torre and Nav Garcha, CNN
September 30, 2013 -- Updated 0508 GMT (1308 HKT)

Press Freedom in the Middle East

The media landscape of the Middle East is as varied as the region itself. While social media plays an increasingly important role in many countries, TV, radio and print continue to act as the main means of news and information. Use CNN's interactive to explore the current state of press freedom in the region, from Internet filtering and government controls to violence against journalists and changing attitudes to social media.

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Press Freedom in the Middle East

Select a country or territory below, then click on the bubbles on the left to discover more about each, from laws and controls to public opinions on press freedom.

Official government positions

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