Sunday, January 20, 2019

Free Press?

UK: A worrying trend
Excerpt: A continued heavy-handed approach towards the press (often in the name of national security) has resulted in the UK keeping its status as one of the worst-ranked Western European countries in the World Press Freedom Index. The government began to implement the Investigatory Powers Act—the most extreme surveillance legislation in UK history—with insufficient protection mechanisms for whistleblowers, journalists, and their sources. Home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly threatened to restrict encryption tools such as WhatsApp and announced plans to criminalise the repeated viewing of extremist content.
JBP: The UK is now number 40 in the world: below Uruguay (20), Namibia (26), Andorra (37) and Chile (38).

No comments:

Post a Comment