The survival of journalism is fraught with danger and being squeezed from all directions

London, UK. Well researched journalism is more important than ever. Around the world there are squeezes on press freedom from all directions, and with the rise of what has been dubbed "fake-news", it is a time for thorough journalism, says Rachael Jolley, editor of the Index on Censorship Magazine, on the publication of a special report called "The Big Squeeze: Freedom of Speech Under Pressure".

Included in the latest issue of the magazine is a special focus on Poland, where magazine editor Wojciech Przybylski discusses the governments continuing efforts to stifle and control news in the country:

"Along with public TV, public radio statutes have been changed to enable the takeover by supporters of executive boards in direct violation of the role of the bi-partisan committee that previously supervised the quality of public broadcasting. Many journalists who are not supportive of the government have been fired and the remaining ones are under threat of being fired."

In Turkey, Canan Co?kun, a journalist at daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, who faces two upcoming trials for her reporting, talks about the dangers of life as a reporter. "Every two to three weeks recently, I have seen off a colleague leaving the courthouse for prison", she describes.

And the includes two reports from Mexico on threats to journalists lives, and the fear involved in doing their jobs.

In these turbulent times, Jolley says " and journalism needs to step up and do a really excellent, through job of discovering and publishing the news", while also calling for the public to take responsibility in supporting well researched and thorough journalism. "We need to be capable of a bit more dissection and skepticism when we see stories, rather than swallowing them whole without thinking", she explains.


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Apr 10, 2017
Quote article "Jolley says "journalists and journalism needs to step up and do a really excellent, through job of discovering and publishing the news"

You notice the is no mention of the journalist NOT putting in their 2 cents worth. And I don't give 2 cents to know what they think anyhow. The way jurnalists are getting away with fake news is like the examples below.
1. Farady will bomb Terd tomorrow. -- That is fake news
Now this is how the journalists do it. to get away with fake news.
2. Farady MAY bomb Terd tomorrow. -- And aliens MAY land on earth tomorrow. :-)
But journalists are taking it a step further by putting in their own slant/views like this.
3. Farady may UNJUSTLY bomb Terd tomorrow.


Apr 10, 2017
When we have people like Reagan who "believe" what is convenient, we get into these dilemmas. I'll bet derkis does not get any news from liberal sources.

We have seen the extremists from Russia and the Republican party make a mockery of facts, to suit their selfish purposes.

We have an administration which lies to us, lies which are demonstrably false.

How do we overcome Fox and Trump and others not interested in anyone but themselves?

Apr 10, 2017
Now this is how the journalists do it. to get away with fake news.
2. Farady MAY bomb Terd tomorrow. -- And aliens MAY land on earth tomorrow. :-)
But journalists are taking it a step further by putting in their own slant/views like this.
3. Farady may UNJUSTLY bomb Terd tomorrow.

No, fake news is "Bush wins election" or someone announcing "Swedish terror attack".
Something is said to have happened that didn't and without any journalistic investigation to check that this might not be either true or plausible. If you were ever to read beyond a headline in a decent media outlet the word UNJUSTLY might be qualified by the journalist who cites legal errors or omissions in an act of aggression by the State. But you read the emotions of a word and ignored the facts.

Apr 10, 2017
Now this is how the journalists do it. to get away with fake news.
2. Farady MAY bomb Terd tomorrow. -- And aliens MAY land on earth tomorrow. :-)
But journalists are taking it a step further by putting in their own slant/views like this.
3. Farady may UNJUSTLY bomb Terd tomorrow.

No, fake news is "Bush wins election" or someone announcing "Swedish terror attack".


I am sorry if you look close I did not say that wes fake news, I said that is how they get away with manipulating their readers with perhaps/maybe/possibly etc.news.. And when I say journalists, I mean most journalists regardless of their political beliefs. They are no longer interested in giving the news, their agenda is to shape our opinion because they know whats best and have a responsibility to manipulate us to straighten us up.

Apr 11, 2017
PROPAGANDA!! That is what now is called 'fake news' actually IS. Governments, especially Nazi Germany, and now ours because with the debasement of our judiciary and ther abrogation of our rightes we are now in 1934ish Deutschen Reich with Fuhrer Dumbpf in charge like the Charlie Chaplin movie: "The Great Dictator". All we need is another Leni Reifenstahl to make a new: "Die Triompf des Wollens"...Hey we already have Joseph Goebbels.....Breitbart Bannon! and his merry racists.
Picture is not quite complete. For all his bluster, he and Malania DID manage to raise a family with more sense, especially Ivanka and her old man, both Jewish, complete with keeping Kosher and following the rules and moral code of the Torah and Haftarah. And Ivanka DOES act as a check on him. Her common sense helps a lot. Also said, the real animals of the right live in the House of Representatives and the Senate radical oligarchist republicans. And in states where they vote to kill protesters..ND.

Apr 11, 2017
PROPAGANDA!! That is what now is called 'fake news' actually IS. Governments, especially Nazi Germany, and now ours because with the debasement of our judiciary and ther abrogation of our rightes we are now in 1934ish Deutschen Reich with Fuhrer Dumbpf in charge like the Charlie Chaplin movie: "The Great Dictator".


You're going to have to get off the DRUGS. Sounds like you live in this fantasy world where everyone is against you. Get some help this is the real world not some idiotic twisted comedy movie.

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