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A Month In The Media


A Month In The Media

The battle for media freedoms is waged daily, where governments resort to a variety of methods to undermine the independent press. But while reports of beatings or even the murders of journalists often reach the outside world, other less-sensational tactics are commonly employed at the state and local levels. The following examples are culled from the month of April, 2008:

  • the Russian tabloid closed down after reporting on Putin's alleged affair
  • the Bosnian editor who received threats against his family members
  • the foreign correspondent interrogated in Chechnya
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