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In US and Worldwide, Study Shows 'Never a More Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist'


In US and Worldwide, Study Shows 'Never a More Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist'

Julia Conley, staff writer

"Labeling reporting you don't like as 'fake news' sends a signal to authoritarian leaders globally that it's okay to crack down on the press."


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Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act
The Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act requires the United States Department of State to expand its scrutiny of news media intimidation and freedom of the press restrictions during its annual report on human rights in each country.[1] Signed into law by President Obama on May 17, 2010, the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act is named in honor of former Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan, just four months after the September 11 attacks.[2] The act amends the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act to include provisions to spotlight governments that seek to silence any media opposition by calling upon the Secretary of State to greatly expand the examination of the status of freedom of the press worldwide in the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.[2][3] As such, the legislation requires that the State Department identify countries in which there were violations of press freedom, determine whether the government authorities of those countries participate in, facilitate, or condone the violations, and report such actions to preserve the safety and independence of the media and ensure the prosecution of individuals who attack journalists.[2]

Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act 2009


Delusional Donald, being included in the circle of authoritarian dipshits is right on. Unfortunately his base could care less.
My question remains: What the hell is it going to take, short of Revolution, to remove Dumb Donnie from the Presidential office?


To paraphrase Orwell: In a time of universal deceit by Trump, telling the truth about Trump is called fake news!


The alt-right takes upon themselves to harrass journalists, particularly Jewish journalists. This happened to a number of journalists during the campaign. Trump had energized these white supremacists.


The press are our hero’s for exposing lies and telling the truth. As children we are taught to tell the truth but it will kill you as an adult? What a wacko-world we live in. Buddha says, “doubt everything and become your own light”. With that in mind, is not truth light?


Truth is necessary for survival. If you don’t believe in the germ theory of disease there is no reason to take antibiotics and that could be a problem if a nasty bacterial infection occurs. If you don’t believe in climate change… Well I think we who do believe in the science know where that leads.


Well said Lrx, well said.