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Journalists killed in 2019 (RsF) and the Chinese case (CPJ)

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RSF yearly round-up: “historically low” number of journalists killed

A total of 49 journalists were killed this year, 389 are currently in prison and 57 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment against… rsf.org

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Understanding how China tries to influence the media is a first step to preserve press freedom. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the frontlines of this battle. In deeply polarized Hong Kong, journalists are under pressure as independent outlets struggle to counteract strong pro-Beijing influence. And Taiwan must navigate how to maintain its openness and press freedom while fending off Beijing’s vast resources and technological prowess. A special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

China has become a top global economic power, and is fast expanding its military reach beyond its borders. It is simultaneously trying to influence the global public through the media to accept and support China’s growing role in the world. The effort is far from straightforward given the many channels that China uses to make its influence felt, some open and perfectly legal, others hidden and suspect. As shown with Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections, open societies may be especially vulnerable to manipulation of information. Understanding the effort is a first step to finding ways to preserve press freedom. This report illustrates how China tries to influence media close to home….MORE

CPJ video on media covering Hong Kong

Syria, Mexico deadliest countries for journalists in 2019 (CPJ)

New York, December 17, 2019–The number of journalists killed in the line of duty fell in 2019 to the lowest level in 17 years, as dangerous regional conflicts stabilized and the number of journalists murdered in reprisal for their reporting was the lowest since the Committee to Protect Journalists began keeping track, according to its annual analysis. The numbers represent those killed between January 1 and December 13, 2019.

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Syria
Mexico
Iraq
Somalia
Chad
Ghana
Haiti
Honduras
Libya
Phillippines
Nigeria
UK
Ukraine

More: http://cpj.org/killed2019

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For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally as authoritarians like Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi show no signs of letting up on the critical media. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser

The right to freedom of opinion and expression is facing severe threat around the world, as democracies and authoritarian regimes alike are undermining press freedom and the public’s right to information, the International Press Institute (IPI) said ahead of the Human Rights Day on December 10.

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The INSI Global Inquiry into the causes of journalist deaths around the world was the most comprehensive conducted at that time. It covered all deaths between 1996 and mid-2006 and took two years to complete.

The inquiry, under the chairmanship of Richard Sambrook, BBC Global news director, was launched formally on 3 May 2005, World Press Freedom Day. It comprised data research and interviews with international correspondents as well as regional journalists in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Click here to read the original Killing the Messenger report

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2018 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2017 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2016 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2015 (PDF) 

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2014 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2013 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2012 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2011 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2010 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2009 (PDF)

Click here to read Killing the Messenger 2008 (PDF)

Según el CPJ, México es el segundo país del mundo más peligroso para los periodistas. En la foto, familiares cargan el ataúd con los restos del periodista Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vázquez, asesinado en agosto de 2019.

SIP insiste en denuncias sobre violaciones a la libertad de prensa en Venezuela

Desde hace varios años, Venezuela ha sido el foco de atención de organizaciones como la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, que vigila de cerca lo que ha calificado como un aumento sistemático de la presión en contra de los periodistas y los dueños de medios de comunicación, por parte del gobierno en disputa de Nicolás Maduro.

Varios han sido los informes en los que hacen un llamado de atención para que se cumplan con las libertades democráticas de expresión, información y libre ejercicio del periodismo en ese país. …MORE

Several hundreds of people rally against television propaganda in front ofstate outlet TVP's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.

Freedom and the Media: A Downward Spiral

By Sarah Repucci, Freedom House Senior Director for Research and Analysis

Key Findings

  • Freedom of the media has been deteriorating around the world over the past decade.
  • In some of the most influential democracies in the world, populist leaders have overseen concerted attempts to throttle the independence of the media sector.
  • While the threats to global media freedom are real and concerning in their own right, their impact on the state of democracy is what makes them truly dangerous.
  • Experience has shown, however, that press freedom can rebound from even lengthy stints of repression when given the opportunity. The basic desire for democratic liberties, including access to honest and fact-based journalism, can never be extinguished.

Press Freedom (VOA)

 

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