Top 40 press freedom predators named

Reporters Without Borders released its annual list of press freedom predators for World Press Freedom Day.

Forty predators of press freedom

The notification almost reads like an Academy Awards ceremony.

Many of them were already on last year’s list. In Latin America, there is no change in the four major sources of threats and violence against journalists: drug traffickers, the Cuban dictatorship, FARC and paramilitary groups.

It was hard not to put the Philippines’ private militias top of the list after the local governor’s thugs massacred around 50 people, including 30 journalists

Taliban leader Mullah Omar, whose influence extends to Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, has joined the list because the holy war he is waging is also directed at the press.

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