Ethical Journalism Network Newsletter – 26 April 2016

 

News

‘Era of propaganda’: press freedom in decline, says Reporters Without Borders

Decline of open debate was of particular concern in Latin America during 2015, says advocacy group, warning of increasing violence against journalists.

Read the full article here. (Guardian)

Satisfaction with Hong Kong press freedom lowest since 1997 handover – survey

Hongkongers’ satisfaction with press freedom has dropped to its lowest point since 1997, according to a survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme.

The university research unit interviewed 1,006 Hong Kong people in April by telephone. It found that 46 percent of interviewees were satisfied and 33 percent were dissatisfied with press freedom, resulting in a net satisfaction rate of positive 13 percentage points – a slight drop. The change – which is within the survey’s sampling error range – represents a new low since the 1997 handover.

Read the full article here. (Hong Kong Free Press)