TV News LIES

Sunday, Jul 05th

Last update05:53:49 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media US drops to 47th place in International Press Freedom rankings

US drops to 47th place in International Press Freedom rankings

E-mail Print PDF

Reporters without bordersReporters Without Borders has named “crackdown” the word of 2011 in an assessment of global media freedom during a year in which journalists covering sweeping protests were tested as never before.

The Paris-based press freedom watchdog said Wednesday that the wave of uprisings in the Middle East, the Occupy movement in the West and continued protests in China gave journalists an unprecedented role in advancing democracy. But they also were often targeted by governments trying to quash dissent.

“Never has freedom of information been so closely associated with democracy. Never have journalists, through their reporting, vexed the enemies of freedom so much,” the group said in a statement accompanying its report.

But the important role journalists played put them in the cross hairs of repressive regimes, the report said, adding: “Never have acts of censorship and physical attacks on journalists seemed so numerous.”

The heightened unrest resulted in a significant shake-up of the group’s annual Press Freedom Index, which assesses governments’ commitment to protecting media freedoms. The United States, for instance, fell 27 places to 47 because of arrests of journalists during Occupy Wall Street protests.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump

NBC cuts ties with TrumpNBC is cutting its ties with Donald Trump over the 2016 Republican presidential candidate's recent remarks...

Germany releases Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour

Ahmed Mansour freedGerman authorities have released Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, who had been detained at Berlin airport...

Fox News Drops Sarah Palin

Sarah PalinFox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a...

Al Jazeera demands release of reporter held in Germany

Al Jazeera reporterAl Jazeera has urged Germany to immediately release its journalist Ahmed Mansour, who was detained at...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!