Global Press Freedom Falls To Lowest Level In This Century

A new report says that media freedom across the globe has fallen to the lowest level in at least a decade, according to research that shows journalists are being threatened by government-sanctioned censorship, organized crime, and commercial pressures to the expansion of social media, according to The Guardian. Turkey was one of the largest declines in freedom of speech over the past decade but Brazil, Burundi, Egypt, Poland, Venezuela, and Bangladesh have also had a stark decline in the diversity and independence of the media. “For the first time, we have a comprehensive and holistic overview of the state of freedom of expression and information around the world,” said Thomas Hughes, the…