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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:43 AM

Report: U.S. declines again in press-freedom index, falls to 'problematic' status

This makes me so sad.







Report: U.S. declines again in press-freedom index, falls to ‘problematic’ status



https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/report-us-declines-again-in-press-freedom-index-falls-to-problematic-status/2019/04/17/a1cf1abc-612f-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html?utm_term=.56366531c086

President Trump’s rhetoric was cited in a report that discusses declining press freedom in the United States. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
By Paul Farhi


April 18 at 12:01 AM

For the third time in three years, the United States’ standing in an annual index of press freedom declined, a result the report’s authors attributed to President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric and continuing threats to journalists.

Reporters Without Borders, the international group that compiles the World Press Freedom Index, ranked the United States 48th among 180 nations and territories it surveyed. The U.S. ranking fell three spots from 2018, continuing a downward trend that began in 2016.

The United States finished just above Senegal and just below Romania on this year’s list.

It also fell into the ranks of countries whose treatment of journalists is considered “problematic,” the first time the United States has been so classified since the organization began the index in 2002.

The top ranks were dominated once again by European countries: Norway ranked first for the third time in a row, followed by Finland, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark.
The bottom of the list included, in descending order, Vietnam, China, Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan............................

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Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #1
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riversedge Apr 2019 #3
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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:44 AM

1. All part of putins plan. Soon we will all work for him, VERY soon

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:44 AM

2. This should make every American proud!



thanks don trump

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:46 AM

3. It noted that "hatred of the media" reached the point where a gunman killed four journalists and an




....Among other signs of poor press health, it cited the Trump administration’s curtailment of White House briefings; the revocation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press pass; the banning of a second CNN reporter, Kaitlan Collins, from an open-media event; and the harassment of journalists at Trump’s reelection rallies. Beyond this, there were bomb threats made to newsrooms; an alleged murder plot aimed at prominent media figures and Democratic politicians by a Coast Guard lieutenant; and increased security measures in newsrooms nationwide.

It noted that “hatred of the media” reached the point where a gunman killed four journalists and another employee at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis in June.

“Amid one of the American journalism community’s darkest moments, President Trump continued to spout his notorious anti-press rhetoric, disparaging and attacking the media at a national level,” it said. “Simultaneously, journalists across the country reported terrifying harassment and death threats, online and in person, that were particularly abusive toward women and journalists of color.”

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:25 PM

4. Don't forget Trump stands by his praise of the assault of a reporter by a Republican congressman

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:00 PM

5. There is a reason

why the First Amendment protects freedom of the press.

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