Threats to freedom of press increase in second half of 2008
In its half-year review of press freedom worldwide, the World Association of Newspapers (WAN)
reported that attacks and threats against the press multiplied worldwide.
The Paris-based organization presented a growing list of abuses against press freedom and freedom of expression. It reported that thirty-nine journalists and other media workers have been killed since June, bringing the year-long total to 68.
The report mentioned that journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are especially threatened, by “autocratic regimes that do not hesitate to take repressive measures against the independent press.”
The report also added that Mexico has emerged as one of the deadliest places for journalists, due to the incidence of drug trafficking in the region.
For more details about attacks against the press worldwide, read the WAN report here, or contact Larry Kilman, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(sursa: International Journalists' Network)
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