Sunday 27 April 2014

Journalistic freedom - here and there

State Dept's Jen Psaki grilled over 'infringement of press freedom'

The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual "Free the Press" campaign, which will purportedly highlight "journalists or media outlets that are censored, attacked, threatened, or otherwise oppressed because of their reporting." AP reporter Matthew Lee grilled Jen Psaki about the contradiction of its press freedom campaign and the James Risen case at the briefing, repeatedly asking if the government considers press freedom issues in the United States the same way it does abroad

Press Stress: Journos ask for help over threats & beatings in Ukraine

There is growing pressure on Russian journalists in Ukraine, as there have been numerous reports of detentions, deportations, threats and physical violence. It's gotten so bad that major TV networks are now urging international organisations to step in.

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