This week's roundup of attacks on free expression by IFEX is alarming. A global watchdog monitoring free speech and media, IFEX reports attacks by far-right hoods on journalists in France, Greece, Italy and the UK during January 24-31. And that's just for Europe. Reporters were attacked at a yellow-vest protest in Rouen, France, while journalists in UK were repeatedly targeted by far-right groups that have attached themselves to the pro-Brexit movement. In Italy, journalists covering a neo-fascist event in Rome were assaulted, part of an upsurge in attacks since that country's populist, anti-immigrant government came to power in June 2017. And in Greece, journalists were attacked by members of the far-right Golden Dawn.
Posted on: January 31, 2019