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Restrictions on press freedom impede access to information on Ebola


In a special report highlighting the impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has noted that the Ebola outbreak has had a significant effect on freedom of expression in West Africa, particularly in the worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Broad consensus that violent media increases child aggression


In addition to the other findings, the study reveals that majorities of researchers, pediatricians and parents agreed that there is a causal relationship between exposure to violent media and aggressive behaviour.
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