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Council of Europe Warns
journalists Self-Censoring Due
to Police and Online Intimidation

Agence France Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 4/20/2017 7:07:38 PM

STRASBOURG (FRANCE) – Journalists are increasingly resorting to self-censorship to avoid falling foul of the authorities in the face of physical and psychological intimidation, the Council of Europe said Thursday. About 40 percent of 940 journalists interviewed in a three-year study said they had experienced interference in their work serious enough for it to impact their private lives, the council said. More than two-thirds of those questioned said they had suffered threats of violence, a third cited police intimidation and 53 percent said they were subjected to online harassment, the report by Europe’s leading human rights monitor said. “It should therefore come as

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Omen, 4/20/2017 7:35:00 PM     (No. 11228428)

Oh,the Obama method.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 4/20/2017 7:40:22 PM     (No. 11228438)

I wonder if they interviewed Sharyl Attkisson.

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