"Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media.
Eritrea is the world's most censored country, according to a list
compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The list is based on
CPJ's research into the use of tactics ranging from imprisonment and
repressive laws to surveillance of journalists and restrictions on
internet and social media access.
Under Article 19
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right to
seek and receive news and express opinions. These 10 countries flout
the international standard by banning or severely restricting
independent media and intimidating journalists into silence with
imprisonment, digital and physical surveillance, and other forms of
harassment. Self-censorship is pervasive."