Right now, you’re online, reading what you chose you wanted to read. You have the liberty of leaving a comment on platforms, even if it’s a bad one. You’re lucky because in some countries, people can’t enjoy freedom of speech. Sometimes, the situation is even worse and browsing the web comes with certain restrictions such as geo-blocking.
A recent case of blocked service occurred at the beginning of April when Russia banned Telegram.
However, in the last years, we have witnessed several similar cases that are first of all, a threat to our basic human rights.
Join us in taking a moment to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. Here’s why we believe it’s an important and timely reminder for all of us.
- EU’s plan on creating an anti-fake news law
- Fake news vs. real news
- 5 stories that uncovered some of the world’s deepest secrets
- Simple ways to spot fake news
- The need for “identifying fake news” educational programs
But what exactly is the meaning of freedom of expression today, when we have all been heavily bombarded with fake news through all media channels?