Posted by | November 28, 2016 11:52 | Filed under: Media/Show Business News Behaving Badly Politics

The Index on Censorship reports assaults on individuals and press freedoms that are “unprecedented.”

A series of crackdowns on media workers and news outlets in Europe as well as elsewhere has confirmed 2016 as one of the most dangerous times to be a journalist, according to the latest figures compiled by Index on Censorship.

The study found 406 verified reports of violence, threats or violations throughout European Union member states and neighbouring countries including Russia, Turkey and Ukraine in the three months to the end of September…

With a marked increase in attacks in Europe, long considered a bastion of press freedom, the latest research does not reflect increased violence in Asia or the US, which has seen an increase in assaults and abuse during a highly charged US election during which reporters were put in pens by President-elect Donald Trump.

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  • mea_mark

    The oligarchy is being recognized for what they are, vultures, they are now fighting back and using governments to do it. The first thing they do is to clamp down on the media and the flow of information. Second is to hire lots of trolls to attack people online. The dystopian society of the future is coming if we don’t stop the oligarchy soon. World inequality needs to be addressed.

    • Isn’t this where I say something like, “let them eat cake”?

  • Warman1138

    It’s going to get worse, lately all sorts of Trump like characters have been popping up around the world, empowered by recent events.

  • Suzanne McFly

    Well if they covered him correctly from the moment the Big Orange Head hit the stage, we would be discussing the transition to President Hillary Clinton. Hard to feel bad for them.

  • amersham1046

    America is next for media suppression–
    an advertising agency will handle the Presidents press releases