Tag Archives: Controlling information – harming journalists

An important part of staying in power and obtaining income through unproductive means called by such names as corruption is controlling access to information, including harming journalists.

Photo: Cover of Reporters Without Borders new publication

Controlling information, killing journalists

Controlling information prevents the public from becoming aware of the misdeeds of those in power.  Killing/harming journalists is one important way this is done.  The first story shows how the Hungarian government has gained control of Hungary’s news media.  The second describes the important role of organized crime in killing journalists.

Orban and his allies cement control of Hungary’s news media   Patrick Kingsley New York Times November 29, 2018

Killings of journalists show the bloody fingerprints of organized crime Liam Stack New York Times December 2, 2018

Photo: Cover of Reporters Without Borders new publication Credit: Reporters Without Borders

Caption: Mr. Khashoggi was last seen walking into the Saudi Consulate about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Jamal Khashoggi, journalist, murdered by Saudi agents in Saudi consulate in Turkey

Khashoggi death throws new light on Saudi prince’s crackdown on dissent Kevin Sullivan   Washington Post October 22, 2018

Conservatives mount a whisper campaign smearing Khashoggi in defense of Trump Robert Costa and Karoun Demirijian Washington Post October 19, 2018

 What the Arab world needs most is free expression  Jamal Khashoggi  Washington Post October17, 2018 (His final column for the Post.)

Caption: Mr. Khashoggi was last seen walking into the Saudi Consulate about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, when Turkish security cameras recorded his entrance, as shown here.  Credit: Government of Turkey

Victoria Marinova

Journalists killed, attacked, imprisoned in 2018

Stories and statistics on journalists killed, missing, or imprisoned in 2018.

Photo: A screen shot of Bulgarian TV host and administrative director Victoria Marinova speaking during her final broadcast on TVN Bulgaria on September 30, 2018. Marinova was found dead in the northern Bulgarian town of Ruse on October 6. Photo: TVN Bulgaria

— journalists killed 2018 Committee to Protect Journalists  Kept updated