For the 3rd consecutive year, there are more than 250 reporters in prison. Noah Rothman believes the violence against journalists in the world is being misrepresented by the media, who claim the US has “suddenly become one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a journalist.” Rothman wrote that it’s injudicious and chauvinistic to blame Trump for journalist deaths abroad’”where most reporters are killed’”when he is, at most, an exacerbating factor.
- Do Trump’s anti-journalist sentiments affect the actions of other world leaders?
- Is it inaccurate to focus on Trump when discussing journalist deaths?
The health of a free society can be measured by the way in which it treats its reporters. The handling of the free press by a political culture is a leading indicator of the importance it places on personal freedom.