President Trump’s relation to the media

Fake news is an expression often used by the US President and he is known for criticizing media. On October 24, President Trump announced that the White House should cancel its subscriptions to The Washington Post and The New York Times.  The reason why, is, according to the Guardian, that these newspapers present unfair coverage of him. Trump’s administration now instructs other federal agencies to do the same, to “save costs”.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/24/white-house-trump-new-york-times-washington-post#img-1

What does Tump signalize by doing this?

In which ways can democracy be undermined by almost banning certain media outlets?

 

Read this article by the Freedom House. Look at the map, and find out which countries have the greatest challenges with press freedom .

Find a country that is described in the article, and summarize, using your own words, what the media situation is like in this country.

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