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This is disgusting. He forgets to be thankful he doesn’t have to think of all his living, uncensored, and employed journalist friends in our Republic now.👇 THREAD
The Russian constitution provides for freedom of speech and press; however, government application of law, bureaucratic regulation, and politically motivated criminal investigations have forced the press to exercise self-censorship.
Thus, Russian press coverage of certain controversial issues is constrained, resulting in infringements of these rights. According to Human Rights Watch, the Russian government exerts control over civil society through selective implementation of the law, restriction and censure.
The dangers to journalists in Russia have been well known since the early 1990s but concern over the number of unsolved killings soared after Anna Politkovskaya's murder in Moscow on 7 October 2006.
While international monitors mentioned a dozen deaths, some sources within Russia talked of over two hundred fatalities. The evidence has since been examined and documented in two reports, published in Russian and English, by international organizations.
These revealed a basic confusion in terminology that explained the seemingly enormous numerical discrepancy in statistics of premature death among journalists were repeatedly equated with the much smaller number of targeted (contract) killings or work-related murders.
In the 1990s and early 2000's the homicide rate in Russia was among the highest in the world. There were over 500 contract killings in Russia in 1994.
The CPJ lists Russia as "the third deadliest country in the world for journalists" since 1991, exceeded in the number of deaths only by Algeria (1993–1996) and post-invasion Iraq.
Russia's problem, shared by certain other members of G20 (India, Brazil, & Mexico), is not the number of deaths, but that killing with impunity has persisted over time. The varied conditions in these economically important countries highlight a further crucial dimension.
Journalism is a dangerous trade in Russia. Dozens of Russian journalists have been murdered since 2000, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists & the Glasnost Defense Foundation. They weren't covering shooting wars or riots but powerful Russian institutions.
I found no accurate numbers of journalists killed in Russia. The numbers, from 2000 to 2018, range from ≈ 30 to ≈ 230. I believe, but cannot conclusively prove, ≈ 230 journalist have been killed or jailed (≈ 20) in the last 18 years.
Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty, День памяти журналистов, погибших при исполнении обязанностей, is a remembrance day, observed on December 15 in Russia in memory of journalists who died while performing their professional duties.
The day was established by the Union of Journalists of Russia in 1991, following the deaths of journalist Viktor Nogin & cameraman Gennadi Kurennoy in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in September that year after their car came under fire in Serbia.
Oddly, few journalists have been killed in China and none, it would seem, in North Korea. Other shortcomings ensure those countries occupy a lower position than Russia on any index of press freedom.
The United States?

Between November 7, 1837 & June 28, 2018, 42 journalists have been murdered or killed in the United States as a result of their journalistic work/investigations.

In comparison, 604 people have died in a school shooting between July 26, 1764 and July 26, 2018
The most recent journalists killed in the United States were four reporters for The Capital in Annapolis, Maryland, who were killed on June 28, 2018 in a mass shooting at the newspaper's office.
A Gallup Poll in June, 2018 found 62% of Americans believe news Is biased & 44% say it’s inaccurate.

Whether or not the poll is accurate is ill relevant. Americans believe our press is self-censored to support the journalist’s own views regardless of fact. Quotes are taken out of context and photos & videos are cropped to conceal the inauthenticity of the issue be presented.
Yet, journalists in the United States are rarely murdered for their work. Since ratification of the Bill of Rights guaranteeing the freedom of the press, 42 have died because of their work.
To call out Russia’s discrimination of journalists is correct; however to apply that same standard to the United States is obviously absurd.
Those killed: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Adam Ward, Alison Parker, Chauncey Bailey, Robert Stevens, James Edwin Richards, Dona St. Plite, Manuel de Dios Unanue, Fritz D'Or, Jean-Claude Olivier, Triet Le, Nhan Trong Do, Tap Van Pham, Henry Liu...
... Alan Berg, Nguyen Dam Phong, Duong Trong Lam, John A. Kelly, Maurice Williams, Don Bolles, Ruben Salazar, Paul Guihard, W.H. Mason, Arthur Kasherman, Carlo Tresca, Walter Liggett, Jerry Buckley, Jake Lingle, Don Mellett, Edward W. Carmack, Ignacio Martínez, John H. Martin...
...Roderick D. Gambrell, Charles L. Kusz, Charles de Young, J. Clarke Swayze, James King of William, James Hagan, and Elijah Parish Lovejoy. RIP.

Be thankful for the #1A. //END
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