Journalism is under attack worldwide. The trend, worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the anger surrounding it, has been amplified by politicians inciting hate against those who criticize them.
- Civil Society
- Czech Republic
- fake news
- Militarized Patriotism
- Radicals with Reach
Viktor Orban’s regime secretly purchased the Pegasus spyware, commonly used by governments on journalists, activists, and political opponents. The same spyware was used extensively in Poland to keep tabs on lawyers and prosecutors. The software, produced by the Israeli NSO Group, is the focus of a special investigation committee.
The 21st edition of World Press Freedom Index, a major industry report prepared by the Reporters without Borders and published on May 3rd leaves no illusions: technology is threatening journalism and feeding the fake content industry, while the media freedom drop is getting even more dramatic worldwide in comparison with last year.