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Trump's 'war on media' reverberates in Asia

Region's strongmen endanger prosperity with press crackdowns

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The U.S. government under President Donald Trump can no longer be a reliable advocate for the rights of journalists worldwide.   © Reuters

Asia witnessed a particularly disturbing rollback in free expression last year amid escalating attacks on the media and harassment of journalists. And 2018 holds little promise for improvement.

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