onsdag 28. april 2021

It’s Official: China Treats Journalists Worse Than Almost Every Other Country

If you had to pick one of the riskiest, most oppressive places for a journalist to exist and to try and function professionally, almost nowhere in the world is worse than China.

That’s according to the 2021 World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders, which ranks each country in the world on the basis of how it treats journalists. This year, for example, Norway is at the very top of the list, with RWB noting that the country has been ranked above most countries for years on the basis of its free speech and general democratic protections (the US, in contrast, comes in at #44 this year, right below Taiwan, as a result of the inexorable collapse of many local news outlets around the US, in addition to a disturbing and growing distrust in mainstream media).