Press Freedom Plunges and It’s Not What You Think

There is now a report on press freedom and what is causing it to plunge on a worldwide basis. The first thing you might expect is that is all President Trump’s fault. You can rest assured that somebody went here after seeing the report. That is not, However, where the real threat lies. There are some countries that are highly responsible for some of the loss of freedom of the press. here is the full report with a mao and everything.

As Written By Graham Ruddick for The Guardian:

Media freedom around the world has fallen to the lowest level for at least a decade, according to a study that shows journalists are threatened by government censorship, organised crime and commercial pressures caused by the growth of the internet.

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Turkey has experienced the biggest decline in freedom of speech over the past decade but Brazil, Burundi, Egypt, Poland, Venezuela and Bangladesh have also had a disturbing decline in the diversity and independence of the media, according to the report.

“For the first time, we have a comprehensive and holistic overview of the state of freedom of expression and information around the world,” said Thomas Hughes, the executive director of Article 19, the freedom of expression campaign group, which produced the report in conjunction with V-Dem, a political and social database.

“Unfortunately, our findings show that freedom of expression is under attack in democracies as well as authoritarian regimes.”

The report’s authors measured freedom of expression in 172 countries between 2006 and 2016 through a metric they have described as the Expression Agenda. This is based on 32 social and political indicators such as media bias and corruption, internet censorship, access to justice, harassment of journalists, and equality for social classes and genders.

Hughes said journalists were threatened by intimidation, prosecution and even ……

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Global press freedom plunges to worst level this century | Media | The Guardian

 

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