Threat level to media freedom highest since Cold War
by Cassiano Gobbet
Authoritarian governments, media ownership concentration and the weakening of public broadcast companies are making the activity of journalists harder and societies less transparent.
#AllForJan: Demonstration in memory of murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. Bratislava, March 2. 2018. Flickr/Peter Tkac (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic).
There has not been a time since the end of the Cold War in the 1980s when journalists have been more exposed to threats, violence, and harassment in Europe. This is the outcome of a new report entitled Democracy at risk: Threats and attacks against media freedom in Europe.
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