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Journalists and media under pressure

Freedom of speech and communication media independence from the power of governments and institutions is indispensable for the people to get an appropriate information and fully live in a democratic society. More and more, governments, parties and institutions put pressure on the media and the people working on them to emit partial and propagandistic information, and even to misinform, depending on their electoral, economics, prestige or propagandistic interests. The one who holds the politic power puts pressure on the media, but this doesn't turn out always well, above all when the pressures and misinformation end coming into light as it happens thanks to free and open publishing of some media, research journalism and the media and professionals who keep their independence despite the handicaps. Fortunately, there are still many and new ones coming.

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