the position of The freedom of the press in Europe has deteriorated from the point of view of reporters without borders.

“The systematic incitement against journalists has led to the fact that media professionals work increasingly in a climate of fear,” says the organization in their report to the ranking of freedom of the press in 2019.

This is particularly relevant to countries in which journalists could previously feel in a global comparison, more safe. “To the regions where the situation deteriorated the most, belongs to Europe. The United States slipped in the rankings to the bottom,” writes reporters without borders.

Germany, moved two places up to rank 13. This was mainly due to the fact that the press have lost freedom in other countries. “The number of physical attacks against journalists have risen in Germany to 2018.” Reporters without borders counted at least 22 cases in the last year, there were 16 attacks. To be violence, it came, in particular, on the edge of right-wing populist events and rallies.

The best journalists can work in Norway, Finland and Sweden. At the end of the scale of reporters without borders, Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan.

The United States has fallen back in the Ranking by three places to number 48. There, the baiting effect show”, with the President, Donald Trump critical of the media since his inauguration covers,” said reporters without borders. “Never before have journalists – from Trump were vilified as “enemies of the people” – so a lot of murder and bomb threats as 2018.”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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