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US President Donald Trump has been named the world’s most oppressive leader towards press freedom by a top journalism group.

The Committee to Protect Journalists said its awards were designed to recognise “world leaders who have gone out of their way to attack the press and undermine the norms that support freedom of the media”.

Trump is most oppressive leader

According to the CPJ, Trump’s apparent disregard for the first amendment is his most obvious and repeated offence, to the point where foreign countries have adopted Trump’s “fake news” refrain to describe unflattering coverage.

The organisation said that the US President claimed the top prize for “overall achievement in undermining global press freedom” and that while Russia and China exerted a stronger grip on their national media, Trump was the overall winner.

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