Leader: All over the world, the free press is under attack

In Britain, both left and right are culpable. Jeremy Corbyn denounces the “mainstream media” in speeches, just as Donald Trump does.

On 6 October, the body of Viktoria Marinova, an investigative journalist, was discovered in a park in Ruse, Bulgaria. She had been raped and murdered. Just over a week earlier, her television programme had broadcast an investigation into alleged political corruption involving European Union funds in Bulgaria. In her final on-air appearance, Ms Marinova described an atmosphere of increasing hostility to public interest journalism. “The number of forbidden topics is growing all the...
source: New Statesman

2018-10-11 14:23
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