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Press freedom in Mexico faces widespread and growing threats from “soft censorship” that includes government use of financial incentives and penalties to pressure news media, punish critical reporting, and reward favourable coverage, according to a new report released today by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
A Spanish language version is also available for download.
During his run for the presidency of Iran, Hassan Rouhani made a bold promise. If he won, he would push for greater Internet freedom in a country where citizens risk imprisonment and torture for what they post online.
Press freedom is facing a widespread and growing threat of “soft” censorship, or the use by governments of their financial power to pressure news media. The reports demonstrate how the governments in two European countries use their financial power to pressure media outlets, punish critical reporting, and reward favorable coverage.