Sunday, 3 May 2020

World Press Freedom Day

On Press Freedom Day 2020, concerned organisations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists worry that the danger to reporters has actually increased since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared, when the need for independent information and holding authorities to account is more necessary than ever. While we in western Europe can take pride in the fact that the region is recognised as the best in the world for media freedom, we should also note that Saudi Arabia and Egypt, allies of the West, along with Turkey and China, top the league table for imprisonment of journalists.

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