It is 50 days since Index on Censorship began collecting reports of attacks on news media during the pandemic, and the results are dismaying. “We are alarmed at the ferocity of some of the attacks on media freedom we are seeing being unveiled," noted the group's chief editor Rachael Jolley. "In some states journalists are threatened with prison sentences for reporting on shortages of vital hospital equipment." Of special concern is that the attacks are coming not only from usual suspects like Russia, Turkey, and Hungary, but also in Spain, New Zealand, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Source: Index on Censorship
Posted on: May 28, 2020