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The Backstory S1E6: Soft censorship, hard impact - How governments manipulate media

The Backstory S1E6: Soft censorship, hard impact - How governments manipulate media

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21959

It is increasingly rare to find instances of direct censorship of media in the world today. But indirect censorship, called soft censorship, is thriving. It manifests itself through government pressure on media groups through advertising decisions and restrictive legislation. Less violent than kidnapping and murdering journalists, it is as existential a threat to journalism.

In this episode:

  • Attila Mong, Hungarian journalist and media consultant

The Backstory production team is Andrew Heslop, Colette Davidson and Sarah Elzas, who edited and mixed the episode.

Music in this episode by Swelling.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-06-28 08:41

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In countless countries, journalists, editors and publishers are physically attacked, imprisoned, censored, suspended or harassed for their work. WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world. Read more ...