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The New CensorshipInside the Global Battle for Media Freedom$
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Joel Simon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231160643

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231160643.001.0001

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Murder Central

Murder Central

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The New Censorship

Joel Simon

Columbia University Press

This chapter considers two countries where journalists have been targeted with murder and violence—Russia and the Philippines. A combination of international and domestic pressure has forced their respective governments to take action. In both countries, fear and self-censorship have become deeply ingrained in the press corps, to the point that the flow of global information depends almost entirely on the willingness of journalists to risk their lives in reporting the news. In most cases, it is recognized that the motive for killing a journalist is to use violence as a form of censorship. The best way to weaken this logic is by keeping the story alive after a journalist is killed, by supporting media organizations and journalists that continue to cover sensitive issues, or, as stated by Mexican investigative reporter Marcela Turati, by not abandoning them.

Keywords:   Russian journalism, Filipino journalism, self-censorship, press corps, violence, Marcela Turati

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