The organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that violations of press freedom are no longer the practice of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships.

The Paris-based group said in its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, released today, that the climate of hatred is steadily becoming more visible in the index, which evaluates the level of press freedom in 180 countries each year.

More and more democratically-elected leaders no longer see the media as part of democracy’s essential ...

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