"Why press freedom us under the cosh in the UK" ("…
"Why press freedom us under the cosh in the UK"
"Reporters without Borders" = not-for-profit organisation
Production of "the World Press Freedom Index"
Nordic countries : the greatest freedom >< North Korea & Turkey : the least freedom
UK : down 12 place in the past 5years (=40th place)
US : 43th place // New president : "press = an enemy of the American people"
"UK : 40th place" --> reason : attacks on press freedom // National security
"The Law Commission" : proposal to increase jail term + to wide def. espionage (include journalism)
"The Investigatory Powers Act" = "The most extreme surveillance legislation in UK history" : surveillance with no protection of journalists
"The implementation of section 40 of the Crime and Court Acts" : publishers >< people sue them
Journalist in UK+US --> Attacks on them --> Damaging to journalism itself
Power of the journalist (freedom of speech) >< terrorism --> No protection for journalist
Decrease of faith (journalists) and trust (journalism) >< consumers : authorization to access others sources of information
Government >< sorts of freedom
Ex : Adoption of "the Investigatory Power Act" with no protest
Media bashing --> anyone's truth : valide --> no trust in "fake news"
Lack of access + declining levels of trust :warning: policy : media = get managed with personality politics
Freedom of the press
Abused by some journalists
Not a reason to be jettisoned
Born in liberal democracies