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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

(Updated on 01/05/2016)

 

 

  • Worldwide Press Freedom Index
    "The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organization's assessment of the countries' press freedom records in the previous year. It reflects the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations, and netizens enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the authorities to respect and ensure respect for this freedom..."

    (Wikipedia)
  • Reporter’s Arrest Increases Concerns about Bangladeshi Law - Text + Audio - 19 August 2017
    "Abdul Latif Morol's case puts light on the use of the law against Bangladeshi journalists and the shrinking space for media freedom in the country.
    Human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have documented secret detentions and harassment of journalists."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Cameroon Media Face Restrictions on Reporting - Text + Audio - 15 May 2017
    "Journalists in Cameroon say they are having problems doing their work because of government restrictions.
    They say press freedom is at risk. Peter Essoka, president of the NCC, says journalists must report in a responsible way."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Media Rights Groups: Press Freedom 'Never Been So Threatened' - Text + Audio + Map + Video
    "Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders say North Korea, Syria and China were the countries with the most restrictions on media.
    But the media rights groups say what is changing is that democracies, such as the United States, also had a decline in press freedom last year."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)