Press freedom and journalistic independence are values that democratic societies cherish. Unfortunately, too many countries do not respect these values. Today we will look at press freedom in the world. You will each be allotted a country. Spend the rest of the lesson doing research on this country’s treatment of the media, and condition and status of free press.
Write 2-3 paragraphs on your blog about this (the country’s treatment of their media, and the condition and status of a free press in the country). No evaluation- but you should be prepared to discuss your findings in class.
Use the websites Reporters Without Borders (https://rsf.org/en) and Committee to Protect Journalists (https://cpj.org/). You may use other sources as well. If you come across specific stories about journalists/bloggers/ others who have somehow been punished for their involvement in and use of media, tell us!