07.11.2019

Freedom and the Media: A Downward Spiral

An annual study of internet freedom around the world.

Photo: Freedom House

Check out the new Freedom and the Media Report 2019 by the Freedom House:

 

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.

by Sarah Repucci, Senior Director for Research and Analysis

 

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