People depend on the press to inform them about what's going on in the world. But around the world, the press is being attacked on many different levels. Today's article looks at two recent government attempts to control the press.
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Schools in Hong Kong are closed until Sunday as the area responds to increased violence between police and student protesters, as well as huge traffic jams caused by protesters.
Huge numbers of people in Hong Kong have been protesting for three months. At first, the protests were about a single planned law. Now they are about the way police treat protesters, voting rights, and control of Hong Kong's government.
On Sunday, over a million people poured into the streets of Hong Kong to protest a planned law which would allow the government to send people suspected of crimes to China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia to separate its internet from the rest of the world. Russia says this is for protection. Others worry Russia is trying to control information.
Donald Trump has been fighting news groups since before he became president. Now many news groups are standing up for the "Free Press" - one of the most important ideas in the US.
China has a problem with Winnie the Pooh. Why? Some people think Pooh looks like President Xi Jinping, and they're using the bear to make fun of the president.
Computer programs are getting better at telling who someone is from a picture of a face, but they're far from perfect. Some people are very worried about that.