PARIS (AN) — Hatred of journalism fueled by autocrats and wars is a threat to democracies, international organizations said in calling for new laws, training and other resources to let journalists work safely.
Reporters Without Borders said hatred for the press was "steadily more visible” in 2018 among 180 countries it monitors each year. In its latest index of world press freedom, the Paris-based organization said political leaders' hostility towards news media is no longer limited to authoritarian countries like Turkey and Egypt.
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