Press freedom around the world

In this week's Learning Zone you were asked about how much freedom you think journalists had in your country.

Tom then showed you this map, which outlines how much freedom journalists have in each country. You can explore an interactive version here.

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From the Reports Without Borders website:

"The Index ranks 180 countries and regions according to the level of freedom available to journalists. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country and region. It does not rank public policies even if governments obviously have a major impact on their country’s ranking. Nor is it an indicator of the quality of journalism in each country or region."


From the map, can you pick out:

  1. One thing it shows that surprises you and why
  2. One thing it shows that you think everyone should know and why
  3. One thing it shows that you think might change in the future and why

Challenge: Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists in 2021 is one way that democratic countries are highlighting the importance of press freedom.

Can you think of any other ways that the democratic countries, that give freedom to the press, could help develop press freedom across the world? What would need to happen to make this work?

Answer each question above in no more than 100 words.

Comments (111)

  • Cheam Fields logo alert_writer | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    22 Oct 2021

    1) What is most surprising to me is that many countries are in a difficult situation - and even Russia is in a bad situation! This is because Russia, since it is so large, should work together as a country to allow journalists the freedom they deserve.
    2) This map shows me that China is in a very serious situation. I think everybody should know this because everyone is very taken up with their trade, but we should be focusing on what it took to get to us.
    3) This map shows me that New Zealand is in a good state. I think this will change in the future because it has become a popular holiday destination and is very exposed. They may want to hide certain transactions they make with other countries.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Oct 2021

    The thing that amazed me and surprised me most is that freedom of expression in Turkey suffers from a continuous and increasing attack.. Academics and journalists who criticize governments are subjected to criminal investigation, prosecution, and the closure of many media institutions. to the press. And I want everyone to see this tragedy that journalists are subjected to in Turkey, so that perhaps we can change something..... and the most surprising thing is that many also suffer from persecution of the press as well as China, and let everyone know that!! There are many ways in which democratic countries can help that grant freedom of expression, first of them // Respecting the rights of others, secondly, the right of opponents of the government to express their opinion, third, the right to obtain information and securing it from government sources, fourth, protection of academic and scientific movements, fifth The necessity of governmental support for the right of expression Sixth: Protection of the right of distribution and publication Sabha: The right to establish radio stations and television stations for the private sector.. Perhaps these steps or some of them will help in freedom of the press more and more and help in the success of that freedom that many journalists enjoy. Freedom in my country is very limited, as the least word, statement or press complaint is held accountable. It empowers this society to be a full partner in the democratic process....

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Oct 2021

    is no secret to anyone that I live in the Gaza Strip, which in turn suffers from the difficulty of accessing information, the policy of siege and comprehensive closure on the Strip, and the policy of persecution for workers in the field of media and journalism. The first is that its regime does not tolerate the independence of the media, and there are many journalists imprisoned as punishment for their press, and China has named the enemies of the state for how many journalists. Is it possible that the country of technology and freedoms punishes its journalists??? Do they not have the right to express pluralism and media independence? I believe that there are some ways to develop the press in countries, including freedom of expression, the right of every person, respect for the rights of others, transparency in information sources, holding the journalist responsible for respecting the truth, respecting national laws, and integrity in journalistic work. Violating freedom of the press, appreciating the press and journalists and placing them in a prominent position to advance media with a legislative framework that includes the journalist and a strong media independence

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  • British Council.jpg enchanted_honeyberry | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Oct 2021

    Yes, but the issue of freedom is one of the most important topics that are discussed in any society and in any era. Freedom has been - and still is - the goal of humanity since the dawn of history until the present time. Prosperity and progress, there is no room for creativity without freedom, and there is no value for progress without achieving more freedom, and freedom increases in value and rises in status when it is associated with the press and the latter is linked to it, and this is due to the position of the press as one of the means of expressing opinion in contemporary society and the position it occupies in the democratic system It is the way to know what is going on in society.And the awareness of the social values ​​that prevail among its sides, on the one hand, and on the other hand, it reveals the widespread deficiency in society, and works to push the responsible authorities to fix and supplement this deficiency, whether in social, economic or cultural terms. This essential role of the press is what explains the secret of the interest in international human rights covenants - global or regional - and national constitutions for freedom of the press, including the Moroccan constitution, which also shows the reason for dedicating the Moroccan Code of Public Freedoms Part III of it to information and communication, which represents an essential guarantee for the latter Its authors were aware that this freedom is the best way to consolidate strong ties and ties between individuals.society in such a way that a moral unity can be established between them, because this freedom when it is truly and honestly guaranteed, it enables the members of society to learn about the matters that concern them all, and to stand on the social value of the actions issued by those who address the service of society in various fields, so they know whether beneficial or harmful.

    Thus, cooperation is achieved between them for the good of society.” This is the role of freedom of the press at the social level. As for its importance on the political level, it is still full of ears and ears, translating the secret of what it has gained of the value and status of a democratic society, as it is the true expression of democracy and the characteristic outstanding for its values.Because if every society needs the press, only a democratic society needs freedom of the press, which shows that the accurate criterion for measuring the extent of democracy in the system of government in different countries is this freedom. That is why it was said that “If you want to know whether the political system in a country is democratic or not, ask about the state of the freedom of the press in it?”

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  • British Council.jpg fabulous_radio | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    24 Oct 2021

    Honestly, I’m most surprised by the fact that the number of countries in a good situation with journalism is so small that they can barely be spotted!
    This shows how our world treats journalism and also proves why corrupt people are still at large without any difficulty. Without honest and free journalism or in other words; If there are people who want their voices heard but their unable to do so because of the fear of unfair consequences, the country is undoubtedly going the wrong way in the name of progress.

    One thing I’d like to change in the future is the consequences these journalists face. The journalists are illegally threatened, arrested, and sometimes even killed! I would like to introduce a law that legalizes the extent of punishment a journalist gets for exposing the harsh truth about a country. Freedom of expression is a human right but of course, the government does not like defamation. A simple fine would not be too much in this regard.

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  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_analysis | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    24 Oct 2021

    The most surprising thing is that the number of countries with a good situation is truly heartbreaking. The number is so small that you will have a hard time finding it. The map shows how the world deals with journalism. Journalists don't get the freedom they deserve. They are kidnapped, tortured, injured, and even killed for making the world aware of the illegitimate and illegal activities of those in power.

    The whole world should know about the corrupt ruling countries where the journalist don't deserve to work freely.
    The world should know about the perpetrators who go unpunished even after their wrongdoings.

    One thing I would like to change in the future is providing armed protection to investigative journalists who risk their lives for their mission. Due to the lack of protection, many journalists don't want to work for humanity, they don't want to write against the corrupts and the perpetrators. Therefore, their safety should be the top priority. Or we will be trapped in such a world where human rights are violated.

    Spreading press freedom-
    1) Government transparency must be demanded and guaranteed
    2) Right to know must be implemented through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)
    3) Laws protecting press freedom must be strengthened

    Together we will continue to fight to protect our right to our information and press freedom.

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  • British Council.jpg phenomenal_orange | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    24 Oct 2021

    The one thing it shows that surprises me is the fact that the large countries like Australia, Canada, or the united states have successfully made their country listed in the yellow region i,e, a satisfactory situation. Whereas my country, Bangladesh, being such a small country is listed as a country in a difficult situation.

    The one thing I think everyone should know is the position of the middle eastern countries. Middle eastern countries are mostly Muslim countries that were once situated as very happy countries. But at present, the condition there is very alarming. In my sight, the major reason behind this is the interference of the external forces in the matters of these countries and another reason here is extremism.
    Here I think everyone should know about the condition of middle eastern countries because it's not ensured that the condition of a country would not always remain the same, it may get worse because of our deeds. But still, we always get a scope for betterment. So we all should try our level best to make our country a better one and by our individual effort, result in the creation of a better world.

    One thing that may change here recently is the position of Bhutan. Here Bhutan is shown as a country with a problematic situation in regard to press freedom. Bhutan is actually a peaceful country and its position in the peace index is developing almost every year. Though the country has strict rules and regulations for all its citizens and foreigners, none ever complains about Bhutan. Even a few years ago, Bhutan was not revealed to us that much. But now we all are gradually being aware of the presence of the country because of its increasing freedom of the press. The scope for tourism is also being increased in this beautiful country. That's why I think that the position of Bhutan might change in future.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      phenomenal_orange's comment 25 Oct 2021

      An answer supported by lots of reasons and I find your point about Bhutan interesting too!

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Oct 2021

    The media message is exposed to many factors that affect its media form. There are many of those factors, including internal and external ones that seek to influence. Among the internal influences are colleagues, competitors, and officials.. As for his personal and psychological characteristics and his economic status, the greatest impact on the internal level and influence on his message and content. For the external level, it happened and there is nothing wrong with being affected by the authorities, political organizations, experts, the legislative environment and the political situation in the country greatly affects the selection, selection and dissemination of news materials. The lack of independence in the news and its uniqueness, but rather referring to the owners of the source. The journalist must be liberated and not be a tool in the hands of sources who use him to achieve their goals. Finally, the press must be free from influences that may affect its convictions, methods and goals...

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Oct 2021

    I was often surprised by some countries that their media situation is very critical, and among these countries is Russia that the freedom of the Russian press is in danger and its situation is very bad. Give journalists the freedom and democracy they deserve

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  • British Council.jpg grounded_ibex | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    One thing that strikes me is the fact that most developed countries are not developing free speech either.
    This means that the government does not consider press freedom as a factor that they must increase for overall improvement.
    One thing shows that I think everyone should know how oppressed our basic rights are. In short, the government belongs to the people and for the people and journalists are the representatives of the people. So people should know that their rights are being hampered by the suppression of press freedom.
    One thing that suggests that I think it could change this situation in the future is that there should be an international protocol for press freedom because many of the
    countries are not interested in this. This universal protocol will increase press freedom

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  • British Council.jpg daring_avocado | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    1) The fact that surprises me is that in most of the countries freedom of the press is absent. Even though they have a democratic government which should have ensured this. So we can say that democracy is not being ensured properly.
    2) I think that everyone should know about the real situation of the present media. All should know that in most of the countries the media is made biased.
    3) I think the situation will worsen if democracy and freedom of press is not ensured.

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  • British Council.jpg free_cheetah | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    1. The thing that surprises me most is that there is just so much RED and BLACK. Most of the major nations of the world are in the DIFFICULT or VERY SERIOUS situation. We know that a free press helps maintain the balance of power in government. Being informed about government activities ensures people understand the issues at hand and what policies and politicians best represent them. But if so many of the major nations are marked RED and BLACK, then I can not fathom what a vast amount of unethical state affairs are still undisclosed to the mainstream population.

    2. In the presence of BLACK and RED, the WHITE and YELLOW are easy to miss. While the major nations provide such limited freedom to press, you may have a hard time believing that there's still hope. But if we look closely we will see NORWAY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, COSTA RICA standing proudly with high up heads in the blackish red sea of oppression against the journalists, shimmers of hope in the cloud of suppression. We have to understand that if they can , we all can. Because true journalism only can provide us with the suppressed facts.

    3. This change that I anticipate is quite personal. Of course when we see a ranking of the countries of the world, the first thing we do is see the top-bottom states, and then search for our own nations. I did the same. A feeling of regret washed over me.
    152!
    With a score of 49.71 my country BANGLADESH was 152nd among 180 countries. This sure is going to change. Not today, not drastically, but surely. I myself will make sure of that. I will make sure we are at least in the YELLOW zone when I grow up. Today it might seem quite impossible. But everyone reading this, mark my words. After a few years when you see this survey again be ready to see BANGLADESH at the very top of the list.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      free_cheetah's comment 25 Oct 2021

      You've clearly looked closely at the map to help you draw your conclusions - this is a sign of good listening (albeit through words and maps!) and problem-solving.

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    2. British Council.jpg free_atom | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      free_cheetah's comment 27 Oct 2021

      I really agree with you. I have a new idea to develop press freedom across the world. All of us know that we have the guild of press to take care of journalist, but I think this is not enough to protect them, some of them have been killed, others have been arrested, and others are missing. So my idea is that journalist must have voice in the parliament, this representative speak in their names, tell their deeds because their achievement are worthy to be told, tell their suffering in facing conspiracies against them to kill the truth among their hands, in other way, the point is, the parliament is to give them their rights and suitable rank, but the most important, it is a kind of protection for them from the governments or any kind of threat that seeks to keep their pens and mouths closed to hide the truth.

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
        free_atom's comment 28 Oct 2021

        This is a really interesting idea. Many nations aim to keep journalists separate from politicians. Why might this be?

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      2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
        free_atom's comment 28 Oct 2021

        This is a really interesting idea. Many nations aim to keep journalists separate from politicians. Why might this be?

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  • British Council.jpg efficient_alligator | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    1. I am surprised by the fact that my country Bangladesh is not colored black by the chart above. I always see the journalists and press being cornered like rats in my country and even sometimes being led to persecution or even death. Even our media is government-based. If with all that my country is marked red, then what is happening in the countries marked black? I am too scared to even think of it.
    2. One thing it shows that everyone should know is that most of the European countries are in a considerably good situation regarding freedom of the press. I think we should try to follow in their footsteps and try to know what they do to protect the freedom of the press.
    3. The thing that I think might change in the future is the whole outlook of the condition of press freedom in maximum countries. For example, The countries in the yellow zone will try to ensure more press freedom that might change them into White ones. No country will stand still in its tracks. Either the situation will worsen or they will improve. Because change is inevitable.

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  • British Council.jpg adept_fact | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    1. One thing that really surprised me was to see Singapore in black color. I never expected that the freedom of the journalist to be in a very difficult situation from a highly developed and successful country.
    2. I think everyone should know about the situation in North Korea. The map shows N.Korea in a very difficult situation for the journalists. The world knows so little about the condition of general people and the suppression they face in North Korea, that I think everyone should know. Maybe we can solve their problem if everyone knows and protests against it. I say North Korea when there are other black marked countries is because of its super strict policies and only Government favoring press.
    3. I think the whole journalism, press thing should become another independent part of the government like that of the Judiciary. Every country should do this as it will impose a reason for the government to do good and not to suppress its people. The government will do good for the people if they are accountable to the press. No government would try to harm its people as it would ignite a protest with the help of that press and that is something no government would want.

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  • British Council.jpg selfassured_groundhog | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    1) One thing that surprised me seeing the map is that there are still many people like Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov are now struggling to publish the truth for their country. Countries like Russia and Philippines are in the “Difficult Situation” category. Can we, the normal people, imagine what is the situation in the countries like China? (Black region countries.)

    2) I think everyone should know about the struggle of the journalists. Also the people should know about the threatening of the governments and spread it everywhere to support the journalists.

    3) Seeing the map, if the situations in the countries like these continue, the whole Earth will become corrupted! So as a solution, I think continuing awarding the journalists to highlight press freedom is a great solution. Even from the ordinary-newbie to the professional journalists should be awarded for any bravery work. As a best idea, there should be an organization that ensures the safety of the journalists from the shadow. Because, if any one comes to threaten them, they can catch them immediately!

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  • British Council.jpg poetic_coconut | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    25 Oct 2021

    One thing that surprised me is the index of my subcontinent falling into the criteria of difficult situation regarding the press freedom of the journalists.
    One thing that I think everyone should know from the map is how their country is falling behind in reporting freely being manipulated by the government or a powerful and wealthy community.
    One thing the map shows that makes me think of a change in the future is the condition of press freedom of Newzealand in the recent 21st century. In the mid-20th century, the government of Newzealand exercised considerable control over the media. Then media played a vital role in a democracy, informing the public about political issues and acting as a watchdog against abuses of power. If Newzealand can come across such criteria of a perfect score in press freedom in the 21st century, it gives me hope that even the countries in difficult situation today can also do it through the audacity of fighting for the truth.

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    1. British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      poetic_coconut's comment 26 Oct 2021

      Under Kim Jongun, the country's leader since 2012, the totalitarian regime continues to leave its citizens in a state of ignorance. The widespread adoption of mobile phones, including smartphones, has been accompanied by technical measures that allow almost complete control of communications within the home intranet. North Koreans can still be sent to concentration camps to consult overseas-based online media. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the only officially licensed news source for other media in the country. Apparently, the Korean authorities show greater flexibility with foreign media, but they continue to exercise careful control over the information available to them.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Oct 2021

    What surprises me the most is that there are some countries whose media situation is very critical, and among these countries is Russia, where the freedom of the Russian press is in danger and its situation is very bad. The thing that society should know is that governments should give journalists the freedom and democracy they deserve, and society should respect and appreciate it. I think that it may change in the future is that governments and all societies will respect and appreciate the press and give them their rights in full and also stand by them in time of need and support and support them by all means and ways

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Oct 2021

    The most thing that caught my attention is that despite scientific and intellectual progress, there are many countries that still suffer from abuse and restrictions on the press, and the great shock is that there are no countries in which the journalist enjoys freedom and independence. in their countries
    It is agreed that the suppression of the press is nothing but weakness in governments, not strength, because if they were strong, they would have stood and defended their credibility in front of their people, but everyone resorted to concealment and obscuring the facts according to personal whims.
    But with the increase in experiences and educated people and the transfer of different cultures, I expect that things will differ, and awareness, culture and the ability to be free will spread in all ways

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  • British Council.jpg chatty_cicada | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Finally, every person has the right to express his opinion within the limits that do not affect the rights and freedoms of others, their honor and reputation, and despite the recognition of this right by the Palestinian Authority, it restricted it in a number of axes in a way that reflects the democratic state. These laws initially contain freedom and rights in an atmosphere of democracy and freedom of expression, so if democracy and freedom of expression are lost, this causes a loss of the law and its sovereignty based on both.

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  • British Council.jpg enchanted_turkey | School of Excellence Sector-23 Rohini | India
    26 Oct 2021

    The thing that surprised me is the fact that the countries that are often hailed as the most free and righteous countries are not the ones doing so well on the international index.
    Countries topping the index are the one that are not recognized for this achievement.

    While we are focused on the countries in black colour, the countries in orange and red are likely to move into the black spectrum eventually if nothing is done to quell the development of chaos and tyranny. Coming from a country that holds the title of being the largest democracy, it doesn't surprise me to see it radiate red colour. This does make me wonder, how the countries categorized and how well defined is the line differentiating red from black category.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      enchanted_turkey's comment 26 Oct 2021

      Well done for analysing the graph! This helps you to think critically about the information.

      Why are you not surprised to see India in the red category? Can you research to find out what the criteria are for each category?

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    Reporting the truth is one thing and spreading false news is another. Freedom of press is essential in democracy but misusing this opportunity or exploiting it is a case which can happen and is already happening in various parts of the world. The countries in which the journalists are in difficult or bad situation, there is also a reason for this. False and misleading information is spread in various ways there due to lack of verification and justification of the truth. The world needs to know the Truth but at the same time we also need to realize that one false statement can bring chaos in an entire nation.
    Giving Nobel prize to the journalist might be an encouragement but a seeker of the truth does not search for the truth because he wants to be rewarded but rather he does it for his thirst to know it. There is only one solution in bringing freedom in press and that is growing and educating the new generations with the mind set of a Seeker of Truth.

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  • British Council.jpg miraculous_drawing | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    Some countries like Iceland, Norway and others are in white zone for their assistance in freedom of speech for journalists but the heartbreaking fact is that the white countries is roughly 4% in terms of number whereas many economically developed countries in the world are failing to provide a secured environment for press liberty. This proves a fact that only economic development does not indicate the social status and liberty of the citizens of a country.

    In my humble opinion, the journalists are the forerunners of a nation with the crucial task of enlightening the citizens of both the country and the world. A journalist should have that courage to express his or her publishing even if it upsets the government. You may think that I am asking all journalists of the countries with minimalistic press freedom to go on a suicide mission; but its not the case.

    All the countries in the world in some point was concerned that the press may leak confidential or information that could demean the integrity of the nation. Even if the fact is true in some cases, the white colored countries in the map were never actually white from their inception period. If you look at history, you will see that the journalists were in a position to risk everything to unfold the news that were the people's right to know. As a result, the government came to their support into building a peaceful environment for the press to express their freedom of speech. I believe that in building such a peaceful environment, the contribution from both the journalists and the government will be the key factor in doing so. So I believe that the freedom of speech for journalists around the world would develop if we just work hand in hand both nationally and globally because only the press and the government are not enough for it, the voice of the mass people should also be prioritized in order to create a healthy environment of freedom not only in press and media affairs, but also in every possible sector of a nation.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      miraculous_drawing's comment 26 Oct 2021

      Well done for interpreting the data. Are there any countries you were surprised to see in their category?

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    I come from Palestine. Persistent political tension increases the dangers of journalism in my country. Since May 2018, two Palestinian journalists have been killed and dozens injured by Israeli snipers while covering "the Great March of Return" protests in the Gaza Strip. In the West Bank, the use of live missiles by Israeli forces to disperse protests exposes journalists to serious injury. At least three Palestinian journalists have lost their sight forever in this way. The Israel Defense Forces continued to arrest, question, and detain Palestinian journalists, often for no clear reason. In recent years, the Israeli authorities have also shut down several Palestinian media outlets for alleged incitement to violence. For journalists, the price of the political rivalry between Fatah and Hamas in the Palestinian territories is threats, crude interrogations, detentions without charge, intimidating lawsuits and prosecutions, and a ban on reporting certain events. Political tensions related to harassment by the Israeli authorities make the work of Palestinian journalists difficult to the point of self-censorship. Several websites considered opposition media by the Palestinian Authority have been inaccessible since 2017. Online platforms like Facebook and Twitter also sometimes censor information. Under political pressure from Israel, these platforms have removed content or blocked the accounts of Palestinian journalists and media accused of inciting violence. In some cases, the removed content was restored after calling in moderators, but local NGOs accuse the platforms of using "double standards" in handling Israeli and Palestinian content.

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    1. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_conversation's comment 28 Oct 2021

      I agree with you very much, because I am from Palestine and I see these events with my own eyes. When the last Israeli aggression on Gaza was, they bombed many buildings belonging to the press, such as the Al-Jazeera building. They bombed it because the journalists inside were publishing what the occupation is doing. We cannot go to our schools or go to our work. For example, what is happening in Jerusalem was the correspondent of Al-Jazeera channel, Guevara Al-Budairi, who was exposing the occupation. They arrested her for three days under the pretext of interrogating her, but she was subjected to physical and psychological violence, and there are many examples that cannot be listed in the lines

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Studying this map is very painful, as it appears that a restriction of press freedom is widespread, with the spread of red and black colors and the suppression of the word freedom, while a few hardly appear to respect the rights of journalists
    And everyone should know that the press is the fifth authority that must be respected and given all its rights, even if this is not a place of interest for many countries.
    Perhaps I cannot say that there will be a change in the near time, but we can say that the light spreads by a point, meaning if we enter a dark room and see an opening that will enter the light, and this is what the white color means that freedom will spread and the darkness will light up, and this will be the change that we dream of that will come true.

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1- What amazed me is that the world does not know the importance of the press, in some countries there are those who are subjected to detention and threats in the press by people, because they do not appreciate its importance, that the largest countries in the world are red and black.
    2- The thing that the world should know is that the press is not automatic. The press is human like us and can not stand it. Patience with the sinister actions and crimes committed by those in power. The world should know that the press is a wonderful example of steadfastness, steadfastness on the truth, the origin of freedom and She should be grateful.
    3- The thing that will change is the conditions of the world, including citizens and presidents, about the press, because they will not know its importance until after its demise.
    Laws must be enacted to protect journalists, incentive awards should be made at the state level for journalism, and community awareness campaigns should be conducted about their importance.

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  • British Council.jpg constructive_raisin | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1)The thing that surprised me the most was that Singapore is in a difficult situation. The whole world knows Singapore to be a first world country. I have also been to Singapore once, and it struck me as a wonderful country and it was a wonderful experience. So it strikes me as surprising that they are still occupied with problems like lack of freedom of press.

    2) One thing I think that everyone should know is that African countries like Ghana, Namibia and Botswana are in a satisfactory situation regarding press freedom. Because Hollywood movies build up people's general perception of Africa to be of extremely poor, stone-age like and primal in every sort of way. But they are still above European countries and America regarding press freedom rankings. Everyone should know that.

    3) The countries in the red zone will move into the black zone within 10-15 years if the people living there are not self-conscious and doesn't fight back against lack of press freedom.

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  • British Council.jpg confident_clarinet | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    The most surprising thing to me is that most of the countries are in difficult situation specially Russia.Russia is a strong and large country. But still it is suffering.
    I think everyone should know that the journalists do not have a lot of freedom in China and they can not report the truth.
    I future, I think that freedom of press will be introduced in the difficult situation and very serious situation related countries because of the journalistic efforts that will be provided by the journalists.

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  • British Council.jpg incomparable_queen | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1. The thing that surprises me most is that most of the major nations of the world are in the DIFFICULT or VERY SERIOUS situation. We know that a free press helps the proper running of the state . Because the press spreads the news and for them every citizens of the country are able to learn about the situation. But if so many countries are dyed in red and black then it is quite understandable that most of the population of the country are not having the proper access to the true news .

    2. In the midst of BLACK and RED, the YELLOW and WHITE are giving the whole world a light of hope that freedom of press still exists . While extensive limitation have been put on press in major nations it might be hard to believe that there is still hope. But looking closely we can see NORWAY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, COSTA RICA standing proudly with their heads high mentioning that freedom of press truly exists there and the main role of press is being done there that is , being the promoter of truth and justice. We have to understand that if they can implement it , we all can. Because press always brings the truth to the general people no matter how tough the situation is .

    3. This change that I hope is that the world map will be dyed with white or at least in yellow color. Because I hope that the press around the world will be able to spread the true news and spread justice as it was the main goal behind the emergence of press and through the spreading of truth and justice the injustice and falsehood will banish from this world . At present it might be tough but in this year the giving Nobel Peace Prize to the unyielding journalists who fought for truth and justice have alerted the entire world regarding the oppression of journalists and made people realize once again how important role a journalist plays. And it might be a revolutionary step that the oppression on journalists will come to an end. Since the voice of journalists have been heard, I hope that under their leadership the whole world will be wrapped up in truth and justice extinguishing the false hood and injustice.

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  • British Council.jpg lively_deer | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1) I was expecting that the numbers of black and red would be least while white and yellow would be the most but instead I got almost the whole map covered with black and red colour. This thing surprised me the most how many of the countries are neglecting to provide freedom of press when it's a vital thing for a democratic government system.

    2) North Korea is positioned last of all regarding freedom of press. The country's government system looks very weird to me. Many of the journalists were killed for news coverage against government. This country is detached from the outside world, even a person was executed for just making an international call.

    3) The position of South Asian countries might change in future, they might get promoted to the orange or yellow coloured state in term of freedom of press. Its because these countries are now implementing much freedom of press than before as it is very necessary in a democratic government system.

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  • British Council.jpg caring_mood | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1. The thing surprised me that China is in very serious situation in case of freedom of the press. China is a very powerful country but there is no freedom of the press. The journalists cannot expose the truth before the common people. They faces difficulties to publish the truth news.
    2. This map shows that New Zealand is in a good situation. It means there is freedom of the press. The journalists can expose the truth before the common people. There is no barriers for the journalists to publish the correct news. The government give this freedom. If the government was corrupted, then the journalists could not get the freedom of the press.
    3. Canada is in satisfactory situation. In future they can be in good situation. The government can help into this matter.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    am more amazed and astonished than the dangerous situation of the press that we are seeking in great and industrialized countries, whose modern success and the glow of its greatness with its industry, technology and scientific progress did not excuse its persecution of the press and journalists. To the world public opinion.. I will ask questions that concern me in this horrible regard. Do not these great countries see that their press has a vital role in its advancement and access to democracy???? Why is the press the only segment other than the segments of society that is empowered by it??? Don't these great countries know that their greatness will not intercede for their role in muting the tongue of the press??? Why don't countries think that press democracy is the one that wins first and last?? Is anyone answering these questions? Someone must convince my mind of this belittling the press and journalists!!!! Is it not the right of countries to show the bright side and civilized sophistication that has always been associated with sophistication and encouragement for the press..

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Why do many countries celebrate World Journalist's Day? I ask this question while I am fully aware of what is happening to the international press and the repression, intimidation, persecution, persecution and threat it is subjected to. From my point of view, I see that the press has only become a mouthpiece at the moment, and therefore it has become somewhat frightening. The press must be decorated with the truth, and whoever has the power has this advantage. The basic, which is the truth, and the truth is now known in our world!! It is ironic that many countries are known for their media freedom in terms of pornography and extravagance, not the intellectual side. These repressions practice a lot of media repression and shutdown of many satellite channels and the failure to deliver the voice of the press and the voice of truth to the world!!!! This matter calls for a lot of question marks. About the feasibility of establishing a World Press Day?? At a time when this repression is being practiced against a state only, but against countries and with a systematic policy practiced under the slogan of freedom of the press.. Where is the justice in that???

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  • British Council.jpg admirable_knowledge | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1. One thing seems to surprise you and why?

    _ It amazes me that there are a very large number of countries colored in red and yellow. Red represents countries with a difficult situation, such as the Philippines and Russia, while the yellow countries represent countries with a satisfactory condition such as Australia and Canada. This is very bad because it negatively affects human life and life. natural.


    2. It shows one thing that you think everyone should know and why?

    _ The countries colored in black are very dangerous to the rest of the societies as they appear on the map, so I want everyone to know them so that they are protected from them for their safety, and also a press can be sent there working to expose these sites and accompany the government that will arrest terrorists and others.



    3. It shows one thing that you think might change in the future and why?

    _ I think that the mission of the press will change in the future in terms of that now they are not allowed to interfere in revealing everything, but I think that this thing will change in the future by allowing the press to interfere in all state affairs by photographing them and revealing their facts and contributing to getting rid of terrorists or those who They contribute to the destruction of the country.

    { Freedom of the press can be developed in the countries of the world by establishing new special stations that contribute to the development of the work of the press and not to stand in their faces and encourage them to do their work by governments and heads of state and not to interfere with their work as well. With this work, the press will be given their freedom and overcoming problems.}

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_football | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1. It amazed me to see that most countries are colored in red and black, and a few are colored in white, which indicates that the journalist does not enjoy the freedom they should, especially in Russia!!!

    2. In my opinion, despite the large presence of red and black colors, there is a presence of yellow and white, and this indicates the existence of freedom for the journalist, but in a few countries, and therefore this should be known to all countries, especially countries that suffer from problems of freedom of the journalist, especially China, to meet as one country that fights that problem It creates freedom for the journalist.

    3. In my opinion, this will change in the future, because every country likes to excel for itself, and when the country sees that one of the other countries takes prizes for that (the Nobel Peace Prize), it will make of itself all the distinction to fight all the problems to get distinction between countries and win prizes.

    *the challenge*
    There must be a big role for the journalist in all life, humanitarian and even political problems, so that the journalist feels his freedom, which makes him sincere in his work and solves all problems.

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  • British Council.jpg quirky_poem | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1. The thing that surprises me the most in the index is that the number of countries with RED and BLACK colors is much more than that of the countries with positive colors like orange, yellow, and white.

    2. The thing everyone should know is that even though there are countries where journalists have press freedom, they aren't getting any facilities or encouragement either. Even though freedom can be ensured, journalists always have to face criticism and judgment from the public. So to encourage the journalists and to make a friendly environment between the public and journalists governments should take other initiatives besides ensuring press freedom.

    3. I think the thing that might change in the future is that the countries with black and red colors will improve their condition. Because as peace NOBEL PRIZE of 2021 honored the journalists, it will have a big impact on both the courage of the journalists and the viewpoint of the general public. Gradually journalists will achieve the FREEDOM and HONOR they deserve.

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  • British Council.jpg gutsy_wallaby | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1. I am very surprised to see that the number of countries facing very serious situation is more than the countries in good condition because in this modern era the freedom of speech should be a normal circumstance. But still in some countries, the journalists are silenced in some countries from revealing the truth.

    2. If we observe carefully then we will notice that most of the countries in the world are facing difficult situations in
    respect of freedom of speech so everyone should know about this situation so that we thew people can raise our
    voice against those who are trying to hide the truth.

    3. At present it is seen that people are being conscious and serious about freedom of speech. A great example is the
    two journalists who won the nobel prize in the peace division. so we can see that in the future the number of
    countries in difficult conditions will decrease and prevailing and rise of freedom of speech will be frequent

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  • British Council.jpg amiable_mulberry | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1 One thing that seems to surprise you and why?
    It amazes me that there are so many countries colored in black and white. The black color represents countries that face great danger, such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya
    While the white color represents the good situation, such as Oman and Saudi Arabia
    2 There is one thing that you think everyone should know and why?
    Countries colored in yellow, the disease state, such as Australia and Canada, as it appears on the map, so I want everyone to know it so that they can keep themselves safe
    3 It shows one thing that you think might change in the future and why?
    I think that the profession of journalism will change in the future because journalism has historically undergone major transformations, but it was not as fast as we are witnessing today. We are facing a reality that is taking shape and has not yet settled in some form, like a rolling snowball that does not yet know when to stop, and perhaps it will never know. Every day new definitions of status come out created by digital platforms and social networks. Some used to call it the new media, and some say that the new media is no longer new, and therefore we are talking about a completely unpredictable future because every day a new technology is invented that changes the rules of the game and directly affects the profession of journalism.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_expression | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    One thing seems to surprise you and why? I was astonished by the presence of India in the color red The increasing pressure on human rights organizations and intimidation of journalists led to the deterioration of press freedoms in the country. It also amazed me to see the World Press Freedom Index, which evaluates the media situation in 180 countries, that the practice of journalism faces severe obstacles in 73 countries.

    Shows one person that you think everyone should know and why? In the presence of black and red it is easy to miss white and yellow while the major countries provide such limited freedom of the press you might find it difficult to believe that there is still hope, but if we look closely we will see that India has gone from free to partly free. We also note the decline of press freedom in the country.

    It shows one thing that you think might change in the future and why? One thing I would change in the future is armed protection for investigative journalists who risk their lives for their mission. We know that a free press helps balance power in government.

    * the challenge *
    I think continuing to give journalists a spotlight on press freedom is a great solution. Freedom of the press can be developed in the countries of the world through the contribution of journalists and the government, and they will be the main factor in making this happen.

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  • British Council.jpg composed_radio | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    The thing that surprised me the most is the countries who are topping in the throne of controlling the earth ; they are spotted out with black, red and even yellow marks . Whereas, the scenario should have been completely the opposite. When the system is corrupted with disgrace of lack of freedom of the journalists, then how the economically stricken countries will be providing avails to their media community?

    The thing that everyone should know from the above picture is countries like USA, New Zealand ,France and many European countries are still holding a trustworthy state for the media world and thus whenever an global issue arises, The world community should place firm belief in the contents given by the journalists from those countries.

    From the pic, according to my belief, two changes might come in the near future. One is that the countries followed up by problematic situations can dip themselves in the white zones if they are informed how close they are in achieving a healthy situation for the journalists. Second one that might arise and it seems kinda obvious that the difficult and problematic situation countries like Brazil, India, Indonesia and many countries from Asia, Middle East will soon tread on the path of entering to the black zone if the media of those countries are not made aware of their menacing conditions.

    It's high time, we all should be aware enough in availing the free spaces for the journalists alongside long term activities should be launched to remove the blindfolds from those corrupted governments. Future days will surely be opening the doors of truth and justice.

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  • British Council.jpg bold_environment | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    One thing that surprises me is the condition of current world regarding freedom of the press, I can see the black and red zones dominating the world map. The number of white marked (good situation) countries are way too much negligible to count in. Maximum of the Asian countries are in red and black zone which represents that they are working like a doll who has a gun before his/her head. Comparing to Asians the Europeans (most of them are yellow marked) are in a good condition. Two major countries of North America i.e. USA and Canada are at satisfactory level. The white marked (good condition) countries are Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark which are European countries .They are free to publish any type of news. Comparing with the other countries, The journalists European countries are free to publish all sort of news. The journalists of Caribbean, Libya, Egypt, China and many more black marked countries are facing major difficulties regarding the freedom of press. They are forced to publish false news in order to save their life. If they publish any true news which is against the government, they are either arrested or shoot dead. This poor condition of freedom really surprised me.

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  • British Council.jpg amiable_shrimp | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1. The most surprising fact for me is that the darker colors are ruling over the lighter ones which is an alarming sound for the world. More surprisingly, the countries with darker colors include big powers in world politics.

    2. One thing I want the people to know is that the news they often receive on media is actually published out of political interest and influence. So this is time for people to collect news about one particular topic from different sources and compare before trusting any of the sources.

    3. The political influence on the world is diffusing more and more around the world. So, in my opinion, if this continues, the colors on the map would get darker and darker.

    This is high time the young generation starts working on saving the independence of the journalists and media. Or else falsehood would control the globe.

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  • British Council.jpg devoted_nature | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    1. The one thing that has surprised me most is the presence of so many big and developed countries in the Black and Red marked zone.Specially I didn’t expect this worse condition of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. It shows that maybe development doesn’t deal with the freedom of speech of journalists who play a great role in maintaining the transparency of government which is so surprising to me!!!
    2. I think one thing everyone should know is the condition of Asian countries. Most of the Asian countries are marked as black and red. Only THREE countries SOUTH COREA,TAIWAN AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA are in satisfactory condition. Asia is the most populated continent of the world and in this largely populated region almost in every countries the journalists are deprived of their right of freedom of speech which is very alarming and shocking! While Asian countries have such bad condition, most European countries like NORWAY,SWEDEN,FINLAND are aware of journalists’ right of freedom of speech which is excellent to know about.
    3. I think the condition of NEW ZEALAND might be changed in upcoming days who are in the WHITE marked region.Because New Zealand faced a horrific terrorist attack just 2 years back and it may occur again. So after that deadly incident if the government will allow the journalist to be fully freedom in their field that’s a question. Because journalists sometimes get very confidential news which may have a direct impact on the nation.So to prevent any other occurance like CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE,government may impose restirctions on journalists which will block the full freedom of speech.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      devoted_nature's comment 26 Oct 2021

      A really interesting link between the press and transparency of government. Can you explain more?

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_flight | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    26 Oct 2021

    The thing that surprised me is how did Dimitri Muratov manage to win Nobel Peace Prize as a journalist in Russia because according to the map ,Russia is kept in the red zone which shows that journalists of the country are facing a difficult situation in their work.
    2. I think everyone should know about this map itself and its content because a man has the right to know in which vision his country is being seen by the people of the world about journalism and how much is the freedom of press in his country.
    3. I think the strict condition of journalism in Russia might change in the future because by gaining Nobel Peace Prize the popularity of Dimitri muratov has hugely increased. As a result ,I believe, Russia is feeling much more pressure than ever in the content of the freedom. So from my point of view ,I think, in this time Russia will ease these hard rules towards the press freedom.
    Challenge: Democratic countries can arrange a price distributing show or a meeting among the greatest journalists of the different countries. By gathering them together ,democratic countries can easily discuss about the ways to gain the freedom of press . This meeting can also carry the importance and absoluteness of the journalism as people of the whole world can see their mass gathering . This includes the involvement of United Nations about this meeting would need to happen to make this work

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      blissful_flight's comment 26 Oct 2021

      Excellent analysis of the map here. A meeting of minds sounds like a good idea. Why might a country with little press freedom be worried about this?

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  • British Council.jpg warmhearted_ocean | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Shockingly, we cannot have the privilege to have freedom of speech in the Arab world where other countries like the U.S. and Canada have a satisfactory situation when we describe freedom of speech rights. I believe that media influence is increasing dramatically in the Arab world but it is also increasing in other countries like the U.S. and Canada. It might not be clear but the narration theory of media and journalism puts media in a biased situation. There are no clear positive media anywhere now. It is also shocking that many Arab world countries are marketing for platforms like Netflix, HBO, and Apple TV. These platforms encourage journalism freedom and call for the freedom of speech.
    More open communities tend to have a little bit more freedom than other countries with more conservative traditions. A country like China is censoring the spread of information to the people because they believe that media influence could be huge. A very good example is the dominance of Marvel movies and superhero movies around the world. The media is trying to show that we need a superhero to save us rather than showing us that we can work together to help solve a problem. Moreover, the media is focusing on beating the villain and there is no room for discussion and freedom of speech.
    One thing that might change in the future is that media is reviewed by the public and hopefully move journalists into action by telling them to cover true stories without any hidden agendas. A freelance journalist must find a way to investigate the real work of media and work hand to hand with all the journalists for the absolute truth is hard to be shown.
    Press freedom is a noble act itself. Journalists do not need a prize, to be honest as it is a value that many journalists need to have. One way of motivating press freedom is by protecting the rights of journalists when they publish scandals. Governments need to be ruthless when it comes to journalists and media rights violations

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Perhaps everyone in our society needs explanations and answers to many questions about the free press that many individuals and societies seek. In time, we have read and explored the situation of many of the horrific conditions of journalists who are subjected to repression, terrorism and threats, and here in this forum we cannot but praise the brave journalists who face severe pressures because of their dangerous work, and the majority are under methods that seek to stop their journalistic message, so why all this hostility The global spread against a class that dreams of democracy?? Is the reward for a profession of trouble to threaten trouble? Where are the decision makers?? Where are the people in charge of the text of the decisions related to them??? Didn't they go through trials and dangers for the sake of their freedom and the freedom of their word??? A free and independent press builds the basic institution that links the public with the information they need to defend themselves and their rights. Freedom of expression and access to realistic and accurate information provided by the press and the media is essential for building prosperous and secure democratic societies... Journalists The threatening behavior of journalists in their field must be deterred, and perhaps what surprised me was the multiplication of the number of journalists who were killed in retaliation for their work!! The imprisonment of many journalists has reached the highest levels, and the majority resides in China, Turkey, Egypt and Russia. Perhaps the concern lies in the increasing prevention of governments to provide the public with information by censoring many media outlets and censoring content. Associations of international and global institutions should call for the safety of the media. And protect journalists from carrying out their work without restrictions and without fear of violence, threats and unfair detention... Also, governments must open all services to journalists so as not to restrict peaceful assembly and freedom of press association, thus affecting freedom of access to basic requirements .. Perhaps the most important step now Without any other time, governments work in partnership with journalists, governmental and non-governmental organizations to access information and defend freedom of expression

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  • British Council.jpg supportive_tradition | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Before I answer your questions, I will say that the press and the media are a prerequisite for freedom of expression, democracy and the building of societies.
    1-The thing that really surprised me is that the red color is dominant on the map, and this indicates the difficult situation, in the sense that it is less than black, but the black color also takes up an area of ​​the map, although we know that the press must be free to maintain society and preserve On harmony and cohesion among the members of society. And maintaining the compatibility between the authority in the government, and the people’s vision of the practices and activities of the government makes them aware of the issues and policies carried out by politicians, leaders and leaders who head them clearly and well, as well as the map made me distinguish between the major countries and what is the great amount and the immoral and immoral things that the state does and which It is still not visible to everyone and to the general public.
    2-I think the thing that everyone should know is the fact that with all these challenges and the confused and uncertain situations facing these countries, the freedom of the press in the world is very much at stake.
    Journalists seek and seek the truth and believe in the necessity of expanding the options and margins of the prevailing freedoms so that they can perform their mission optimally.
    At a time when the authority and the ruling regimes in the world still view these freedoms with suspicion and suspicion, because from the authorities’ point of view they were a reason in one way or another for the state of fluidity and movement they witnessed, and that they were at the forefront of the main reasons for the outcome of these conditions.
    It will get worse now if this situation continues.
    And I want to tell you that freedom of the media and the independence of the press are in themselves important pillars of democracy, without which the rights of society and individuals cannot be respected.
    3- It is no longer impossible to predict the distant future, but I think it can change. That governments will know the value of the press and its effective role in building societies.
    I would like to change this in the future and work to provide them with protection and build institutions that protect the rights of the press and give them value and raise them in society.
    I want to tell you that the countries colored in red and black, the press in them will not disappear, but their rules will change radically in the future.
    Freedom of the press and expression of opinion is a principle and the state must abide by it.
    But these countries include the absence of freedom of the press and expression of opinion. As President or Minister, you must work to develop press freedom in your country by:
    Strengthen the capacity of the media and the press that enables people to recognize, appreciate, defend and claim the press as a vital part of information as a public good.
    It also works to provide opportunities for journalists, community representatives, authorities and the public to discuss emerging challenges to press freedom and work with us to find solutions.
    And defending the media from attacks on its independence.
    And work to pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the performance of their duties.
    And work on developing the media to enhance freedom of expression and contribute to establishing peace and ensuring its sustainability.

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  • British Council.jpg creative_squirrel | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1. One thing that seems to surprise you and why?
    It amazes me that there are so many countries colored in red and yellow. The red color represents the countries facing a difficult situation. Bhutan and Eritrea.
    And the yellow color countries with a satisfactory condition such as Australia and Canada.
    2. It shows one thing that you think everyone should know and why?
    Countries colored in black are very dangerous for other countries, such as. Libya and Iraq. For their safety.
    3. One thing appears that you think might change in the future and why?
    I believe that the profession of journalism will change in the future because the future of electronic journalism is within the framework of the emergence of journalistic artificial intelligence applications, which have begun to enter the door of media work from the portal of some international media institutions, keeping pace with digitization that includes all aspects of life.

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  • British Council.jpg lovely_groundhog | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    what surprised me is that both winners of the Nobel peace prize are from countries marked with the red color (Philibns & Russia) this means that they had really rough days covering all the events and news and delivering the truth to the public . so this need to fight to inlight the others with facts away from fake

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  • British Council.jpg accomplished_interaction | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1- One thing that seems to surprise you, and why?
    The thing that surprises me is that the largest country in the world, Russia, does not have freedom of the press, meaning their situation is difficult, and there are some countries that also do not have freedom of the press. I do not think that it is now on this map, but in any case first
    Eritrea was the country with the least degree of press freedom, followed by North Korea, Turkmenistan, Syria, China, Vietnam and Sudan.
    Likewise, there are only some countries that have freedom of the press
    Such as Norway, Holland, Turkmenistan, Sweden, New Zealand, Finland.....
    And the thing that increases the excitement is that most of the countries that do not have freedom of the press are developed, and this amazes me

    2- One thing shows that you think everyone should know and why?
    What I want everyone to know
    There are many countries that have the color red and black, and this indicates the difficulty of expression and freedom in the press for them, where freedom of the press or freedom of the means of communication is the principle that indicates that the right to free exercise of communication and expression of opinion through all media must be observed. Available, printedand electronic, and in particular published materials.Freedom of the press has a lot of importance, including:
    It disseminates information and ideas among citizens, and contributes to increasing people's stock of general knowledge.
    Contribute to improving the way governments that represent their people work by helping citizens communicate with their governments.
    It provides citizens with a way to direct attention to violations of their rights.
    It keeps government closer to the people by helping policy makers better understand how people respond to their actions.
    Where if a law is not passed to countries that do not have freedom of the press, they cannot share these acts.
    I also want the freedom of the press to be improved in order to improve the status and establishment of countries.

    3- One thing shows that you think may change in the future and why?
    I think that there is hope to improve press freedom in countries because there are some countries that have white and yellow color as this will give hope that the situation will improve in this matter
    There is a way to improve press freedom in countries that do not have press freedom
    This is if there is a feeling in the government of law
    Journalists and people can come out to protest and raise their voice to achieve freedom for journalists
    They can also come out through the media and explain their suffering

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  • British Council.jpg warmhearted_ocean | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    One thing seems to surprise you and why? I was astonished by the presence of India in the color red The increasing pressure on human rights organizations and intimidation of journalists led to the deterioration of press freedoms in the country. It also amazed me to see the World Press Freedom Index, which evaluates the media situation in 180 countries, that the practice of journalism faces severe obstacles in 73 countries.

    Shows one person that you think everyone should know and why? In the presence of black and red it is easy to miss white and yellow while the major countries provide such limited freedom of the press you might find it difficult to believe that there is still hope, but if we look closely we will see that India has gone from free to partly free. We also note the decline of press freedom in the country.

    It shows one thing that you think might change in the future and why? One thing I would change in the future is armed protection for investigative journalists who risk their lives for their mission. We know that a free press helps balance power in government.

    * the challenge *
    I think continuing to give journalists a spotlight on press freedom is a great solution. Freedom of the press can be developed in the countries of the world through the contribution of journalists and the government, and they will be the main factor in making this happen.

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  • British Council.jpg warmhearted_ocean | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1- What surprises me the most is that there are a lot of red and black colors. Most of the world's countries are in a very difficult and dangerous situation. A free press helps maintain the balance of power in government. But if so many great nations are marked in red and black I cannot understand what is still not revealed about so many immoral affairs of the state to the common people.

    2- In the presence of red and black colors, yellow and white can be missed. Large countries like this provide limited freedom to journalists. But the big countries find it hard to believe that there is still hope. But if we look closely we will see Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway proudly and heads high in the Red Sea against journalists, but we have to understand that if they can we can all. Because true journalism provides us with written facts.

    3- This change that I expect personally, of course, when we see an arrangement of the countries of the world from top to bottom and then search for our countries did the same thing. This will change I'm sure of that. But I'm sure we're at least in the yellow zone when I grow up. Today it may seem impossible, but whoever reads this defines my words. After a few years when you see this poll again.

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_singer | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    1_ One thing shows that you are surprised and why? The thing that surprised me the most when I learned that Russia does not give the journalist his freedom, as I thought it was one of the countries that give the journalist his freedom of expression, as there are more countries such as China, Syria, Turkmenistan and North Korea that give the journalist freedom, but it is very little As for the countries that give the journalist his freedom, they are Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand But the countries that do not give the journalist freedom are very developed countries, as they are in the first ranks of development in the world

    2_ One thing shows that you think everyone should know and why? Well, what people should know is that there are many countries that have the color red and black, and this, if indicated, indicates the difficulty of expressing their opinion in these countries and the freedom they have in the press to express their opinion in all media and communication

    3_ One thing appears that you think may change in the future and why? I think that in the future it is possible for the press to take its freedom because it unites some countries that are covered by white and yellow color. Also, people can help the press by protesting and asking for this law to be changed, as every person has his own freedom to express his opinion

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Oct 2021

    Freedom of expression is a basic human right, and it is the test of freedoms guaranteed by international institutions. All democratic countries and democratic public opinion almost unanimously agree that the right to express opinion is the cornerstone of all rights granted to human beings in international conventions, and freedom of expression and the press are the rule. In view of its importance, I see reasons from my own perspective, which is first that the right to expression is the basic rule of human dignity. Secondly, access to truth for journalists is the existence of a market of ideas where views are freely exchanged, and of course this It can only be achieved with freedom of expression and democracy. Third, there is neither the right of expression nor open dialogue unless there is freedom of opinion and a flow of information. It is also clear to us that social, economic and cultural factors have the greatest impact in determining the concept of freedom of the press. I see that there is a great and important need to support freedom of the press. In all countries to fight the media monopolies of some countries, it is the responsibility of many to provide the necessary support and assistance to the press to get it out of the quagmire Stagnation to free democracy, and do not forget the brave journalists who made the press the value and heavy weight that many countries seek, and this encouragement needs awareness of the segments of society and the presence of a reference for correct information. Let the press be the mirror of the people. It is being ravaged from every direction, especially if it is with a current opposing a state or a political leadership and has professional determination. Many countries seek to preserve the content of their media message and encourage their journalists to continue working and succeed in order to elevate the state, society and the individual. We must increase the capacity of press cadres with encouragement and urging And to provide the necessary support to reap the fruits of its professional success, even if the press is characterized by democracy, because there is a soft relationship without any doubt.

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  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_analysis | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    By providing information on government activities, people can understand the issues at stake and ensure which policies and politicians best represent them.
    But when so many great nations are marked in red and black, I can't imagine how unethical national issues are still hidden from the mainstream population.
    In black and red, white and yellow are often overlooked. While the major nations provide such limited freedom to the press, it may be hard to believe that there is still hope.

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  • British Council.jpg warm_attention | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    One thing it shows that surprises you and why

    The fact that astounds me the most is that, the majority of the world's great powers are in a DIFFICULT or VERY SERIOUS position. Freedom of press contributes to the government's power balance by providing general people with information they need. People who are well-informed on government activities are better able to comprehend the issues at hand and determine which policy measures and leaders best represent their needs. But, the fact that major democracies are in such dire situations proves how much corruption of governmental organisations is still hidden from the general public.


    One thing it shows that you think everyone should know and why

    The dire state of some major superpowers is something I believe everyone should be aware of. The superpowers like Russia, China are denying the press their right to freedom of speech . practically almost every country in this densely populated region denies journalists their right to freedom of expression at some level, which is unfortunate and disturbing!


    One thing it shows that you think might change in the future and why

    I believe that the stringent conditions of journalism in will change in the future, since two journalists
    Dmitry Muratov And Maria Ressa received the Nobel Peace Prize.They have brought up a globally important and concerning issue. As a result, I believe These countries' governments are under more international strain than ever before in terms of the content of freedom. So, in my opinion, they will unwind these strict laws regarding press freedom at this moment.

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  • British Council.jpg active_emotion | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    I think it is very surprising that most of the world is colored in Red and Black. I also find it confusing that the world has become such a depressing platform for journalists when we are standing in the 21st century. The world has turned into a global village and news is a matter of clicks and swipes of our index. It is hard to believe that when we have invented the highest advanced technologies for communication, it is of no help to the world's Freedom of the press.
    One thing everyone should notice is that the most powerful countries of the world are red zoned. The permanent countries of the UN council, China, France, Russia, The US, and The UK all are in red, black, and yellow colors. These countries work for the very DEMOCRACY to be established and practiced but give the least freedom to their Journalists! I find it very questionable that how they want to establish democracy when the voices of the journalists are not being heard. We all should be aware of this point.
    Oppression of the Freedom of the press almost looks like a contagious disease if we observe the map very carefully. It is spreading and affecting those countries more where there is more need for the establishment of Truth. The situation is getting worsened but the hope we have here is the People are being Aware now. The Noble Committee has made a great point by rewarding two Journalists, Maria Ressa and Dimitri Muratov for their efforts to safeguard Freedom of Expression. People's awareness is great ammunition against this manipulative world of news where facts are debatable. When we raise our voices and work for the Freedom of Expression we can surely make a better world for journalists. To deal with the existential complex problems of today's world we need functioning Democracy. And Democracy can never work with JOURNALISM.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      active_emotion's comment 28 Oct 2021

      You've made a thoughtful point by questioning the UN council permanent members freedom of press- expecting the leading nations in the UN to be in the 'good situation' category. However, the US, the UK and France are all in the 'satisfactory' category and China and Russia are in the 'Difficult' or 'very serious' category. What are the differences between these?

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  • British Council.jpg accomplished_interaction | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    Challenge: Journalists and people all over the world can go out in demonstrations and protests and raise their voice in the centers and explain their suffering through the media and through social media
    But these protests will not be in vain while the government hears them, they will know how much they can do to give them freedom of the press
    And perhaps the government will not respond to that, so they must keep secrets on thisThe issue of freedom is also one of the most important topics that are discussed in any society and in any era. Freedom has been - and still is - the goal of mankind since the dawn of history until the present time. Luxury and progress, there is no room for creativity without freedom, and no valueFor progress without achieving more freedom, freedom increases in value and raises its status when it is associated with the press and the latter is linked to it. for valuesOn the one hand, and on the other hand, it reveals the widespread shortage in society, and works to push the responsible authorities to fix and supplement this shortcoming, whether in social, economic or cultural terms. This essential role of the press is what explains the secret of the interest in international human rights covenants - global or regional - and national constitutions for freedom of the press, including the Moroccan constitution, which also shows the reason for dedicating the Moroccan Code of Public Freedoms Part III of it to information and communication, which represents an essential guarantee for the latter " LostIts authors were aware that this freedom is the best way to consolidate strong ties and bonds between members of society in a way that enables the establishment of a moral unity between them, because when this freedom is truly and honestly guaranteed, it enables the members of society to know the matters that concern them all, and to determine the value Social for business issued by whomThey serve the community in various fields, knowing whether it is beneficial or harmful.And perhaps the government does not want to give freedom to journalists because they may spread false information: freedom of expression can allow the publication of information that has absolutely no truth on the Internet, for example, spread many rumors about vaccines that countries decided to give to their citizens to avoid diseases, which made a large group of People believe these rumorsShe refuses to take the vaccine.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    We talked about many and many brave journalists, but I will address a supportive and supportive figure who has the right to mention her even a little. Today I will talk about a famous media figure, who is a defender of human rights and freedom of the press, but did we ask ourselves: Are there people who support these brave journalistic personalities? ? Yes, of course, there is a valuable and stature example, which is the lawyer (Amal Clooney), and perhaps her profession is what made her a champion of the free press and freedom of opinion and expression, and she must take the right to talk about her and her achievements in support of the free press. The press, which has represented many persecuted journalists around the world, has worked to promote freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of the press through an initiative to monitor trials of journalists of the Clooney Foundation for Justice. For those who need journalists, doesn't this character deserve to be proud of her and her work in support of the free press, and I see there is no better advocate for journalists than Amal Clooney!! Lots of different methods to curb press coverage.

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  • British Council.jpg independent_hurricane | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    While looking at the countries with maximum freedom of press, it seemed that almost all of them are equipped with quite effective educational system. Comparing it with the Countries with the Best Educational Systems - 2020 Global Citizens for Human Rights it was observed that 5 countries among these rankings are in common. From this, we can come up with a very obvious situation that freedom of press , effective education system – these positive indices are complementary to each other.

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  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    What surprised me most is the increase in the number of countries classified in the black and red zone, and most of the major countries are classified in the red zone, and this is a dangerous stage that indicates the amount of fear that journalists around the world feel. And what they suffer from persecution and other things. It surprised me that most of the countries classified within the red zone call for human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of the press, and it seems that they are not applied on the ground because it is not in line with their interests. What shocked me the most is that most Arab countries are classified as black areas, because I am an Arab I do not like what is happening to classify all our countries as countries that threaten the press and prevent the freedom of journalists and silence the voice of truth and freedom of expression, and this is not in line with the characteristics of our religion and morals.
    I think that everyone should know that the field of journalism means boldness, strength and courage to tell the truth. Do not enter the field of journalism when you do not have these qualities, as it will be easy for external forces to pressure you to cover them up and spread lies.
    In the future I would like freedom of the press to become a priority for human rights advocates and we will implement it on the ground.

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  • British Council.jpg mindful_football | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    1_ One thing shows that you are surprised and why?
    Surprises when the Nobel Peace Institute announced a short while ago that a journalist from Filipino, a journalist from Russia, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her role in defending freedom of the press and honoring the right to freedom of expression. Do not prevent a journalist from expressing her opinion
    2_ One thing shows that you think everyone should know and why?
    I think what people should know is that there are many countries that use signs to make it difficult to express their opinions
    3_ One thing appears that you think may change in the future and why?
    I believe that in the future all countries will allow all the Companions to express their opinions in the future with great freedom and give them great freedom of expression

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    will raise a problem that perhaps many did not pay attention to. What is the effect of fake news on freedom of the press and expression?? Of course! In its essence, freedom of expression means access to verified and reliable information that enables the general public to understand the issues and events of their reality in order to be able to confront them. Dictatorships share a common goal of preventing peoples from accessing any reliable information in order to maintain their control. But today's world is witnessing the flow of data easily, and thanks to social networks, every citizen can express what he thinks and what he has in his mind and thus create information. Thus, the issue at hand changed and became represented in seeking to identify reliable information within an ocean of data that is constantly published, and here in particular lies the danger to freedom of expression and to democracy as a whole. When the public is not equipped to distinguish between true and false information and the media do not play their full role in producing verified journalistic material, freedom of expression loses all meaning. In that case, it will only transmit fake news, which means that emotional discourse will win over rational and constructive discourse.

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  • British Council.jpg blessed_personality | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    (1) There are souls from nations in a difficult state!
    Even Russia is in a difficult situation!
    Which surprises me that Russia is in a bad situation. Its large area, and countries must work with all journalists in full, and because a free press maintains a balance ....



    (2) You should focus on information in most countries, and you should focus on what you want in most countries.


    (3) The map shows that New Zealand is in good and wonderful condition.

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    Freedom of the press is essential to building transparent societies.

    The existence of a free press is essential for achieving peace, justice and human rights for all, adding that a free press is indispensable if transparent and democratic societies are to be built and those who hold power are kept accountable. Here, attention must be paid to the importance of press freedom for sustainable development. We believe that journalists and media professionals provide invaluable services to the public. They "highlight local and global challenges and provide news that needs attention." International and international institutions that advocate freedom of the press stress the need to enact laws that protect the independent press, freedom of expression and the right to obtain information, and to implement and enforce those laws. I believe that perpetrators of crimes against civilians must be brought to justice. These organizations that support press freedom also call on governments in particular to strengthen press freedom and provide protection for journalists. Finally, it is necessary to "encourage a free press, as it is a defense of our right to know the truth."

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  • British Council.jpg accomplished_interaction | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    Yes, I did exactly the same as you, as I searched from top to bottom to find the rank that my country obtained.
    I also hope that the situation in my country Palestine will change, and I do not think that it will radically, at least that the freedom of the press will become an independent and stable situation.
    My country Palestine was ranked 132 compared to other countries where
    The results of the Palestine Press Freedom Index during the year 2020 showed a limited improvement, as the index reached 494 points in all the areas that were measured, compared to 460 points during the year 2020, i.e. an increase of 34 points, and an amount of 7 points from 2018, knowing that the total For measurement points it is 1000 points.
    Where I will try, when I grow up, to go out with my people and me in demonstrations and protests, as I will go out through social media and through the media to explain the suffering of journalists, as I will become a lawyer or perhaps a judge to defend journalists and their freedom

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  • British Council.jpg tidy_computer | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    1.One thing it shows that surprises you and why?
    Everyone was surprised by the critical situation of Russia and some countries. It also surprised me and surprised me in the few areas that are in good condition.

    2.One thing it shows that you think everyone should know and why?

    The freedom of the press in Palestine, according to the map, appears to be a satisfactory condition, but in fact it is in a critical situation, which the press in Palestine suffers from in broadcasting facts, news, and suffering of Palestine and delivering its message to the world.

    3.One thing it shows that you think might change in the future and why?

    The freedom of journalists will be in good shape all over the world because journalists strive to build a better future.

    Suggest ways to advance press freedom, celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, and salute journalists who have lost their lives in the performance of their duties.

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  • British Council.jpg original_pear | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    1One thing that appears to surprise you and why? It surprised and that most countries do not have freedom of the press. Eritrea was the country with the least degree of press freedom, followed by North Korea, Turkmenistan, Syria, China, Vietnam and Sudan, which is a serious and difficult case.
    2 One thing appears that you think everyone should know and why?
    In terms of government information, governments can distinguish between the materials that they decide to disclose to the public or withhold from them. Countries protect their material for one of two reasons: either because of the sensitivity and confidentiality of the information, or because the information is related to the protection of the national interest of countries.
    Many governments adapt their policies toward freedom of press/communication through what are euphemistically called "sunrise laws" or freedom of information laws, which are used to define and define the scope of the national interest and to enable citizens to request access to government-owned information.
    3It shows one thing that you think might change in the future and why?
    Indeed, there will be changes in the order of countries, and we will also see the change of our country. We will see it change.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      original_pear's comment 27 Oct 2021

      This section has been copied from the internet. You must write in your own words so that everyone can understand you and your work is original.

      In terms of government information, governments can distinguish between the materials that they decide to disclose to the public or withhold from them. Countries protect their material for one of two reasons: either because of the sensitivity and confidentiality of the information, or because the information is related to the protection of the national interest of countries.
      Many governments adapt their policies toward freedom of press/communication through what are euphemistically called "sunrise laws" or freedom of information laws, which are used to define and define the scope of the national interest and to enable citizens to request access to government-owned information.

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  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    What amazes me the most is the presence of red and black colors. When I see them, I feel that there is something behind them. When I see the map, the most red and black countries are the big countries, according to my knowledge that large countries have great freedom, but I have seen the opposite. Why do governments take away the freedom of journalists? Is it because they are clarifying some issues? In my opinion, freedom must be provided to journalists because they are the basis of society because they clarify and simplify things. I would like to say that if we take away the freedom of journalists, we will have suppressed justice and equality from society, and we can solve the issue of journalists through the work of organizations that support the voice of the journalist and be supportive of it, because if freedom remains It is stolen from it, and society will become corrupt, so we must solve this problem quickly

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  • British Council.jpg jocular_impression | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    My country 'BANGLADESH' is in red zone means difficult situation regarding the issue freedom of the press_
    Journalists should have the power to uphold the real incident before public. Nowadays there are lots of recent examples around us by which it is proved the exercise of such right is rare in some of the cases. We ,the general people need to be aware about real fact. Many powerful politicians are trying to abuse laws regarding this issue. Our press & media is controlled by government empowerments. This is the real situation of our country. Though there are also some current positive incidents which is influenced by freedom of the press.

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  • British Council.jpg quirky_sheep | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    ONE THING ON THE MAP THAT SURPRISES ME THE MOST IS

    "The position of USA in yellow or satisfactory situation zone"

    According to a new analysis by an international press freedom organization, the United States has become a less safe place for journalists, and the dangers they encounter are becoming the norm. On its annual World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Sans Frontières, or Reporters Without Borders, ranked the United States 48th out of 180 countries, three places lower than the previous year. As a result, the country has been downgraded from a "decent" site for journalists to work freely to a "difficult" one. "Never before have US journalists faced so many death threats or relied on private security agencies for protection," according to the report. This year, ten journalists have been physically assaulted, bringing the total to 46 since 2017. While interviewing voters in California in January, one reporter was hit in the face and her phone was taken.
    Five people were killed while working at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, in June of last year. In the years preceding up the attack, the guy accused of shooting them had threatened the publication.

    Accusations of faux information have caused exponential will increase in imprisoned reporters. In 2016, 9 reporters have been imprisoned on fake information expenses worldwide, in keeping with the CPJ. That variety rose to twenty-eight in 2018, with increasingly more authoritarian leaders counting on the time period to repress reporters. The Americas skilled the finest press freedom corrosion withinside the world, in keeping with the index, from assaults at protests in Brazil to coordinated killings in Mexico.

    So even after all these incidents and occurrences, the USA is still classified as a state where the condition of press freedom is satisfactory. AND THAT IS EXACTLY THE THING THAT SURPRISES ME.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      quirky_sheep's comment 27 Oct 2021

      This is an interesting piece of information, but you must summarise your research in your own words, otherwise it is plagiarism of the author and unfair. Please keep this in mind for future - you must not copy from other websites.

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  • British Council.jpg lucky_ant | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    27 Oct 2021

    it is clearly visible that most of the countries in indian subcontinent are in difficult situation in terms of freedom of press.I feel that ,the main reason behind this kind of condition is tendency of the govt. to dominate over the press.

    we should focus on the some african countries like libya, south africa,egypt etc. as well which are in very serious situation.if the political stability can be brought back there,then there is a chance to restore the freedom of press and the freedom of people.
    however,the political leaders must step forward to sort out this otherwise the situation will never change.
    the states which are in bad condition can overcome this only if the leaders and the peopleof those states get aware of this issue.

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  • British Council.jpg open_fact | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    1.What surprised me is the difference in the situation of countries! The presence of the majority in red and black, and a noticeable minority in white, and what surprised me more is that the Middle East is in danger, as Egypt, for example, is the largest Arab country where there is no media coverage! And the Maghreb as well! Because the Arabs at this time have become following foreigners, ignoring different places, financial conditions, etc... And also because Arabs are restricted in morals, and some of them misunderstand morals. If you shoot a video in which you mention the negative aspects of one of the Arab countries, you will listen to words such as: (How do you criticize your country?).
    (Were you not born in an Arab country?) Therefore, many media professionals are prohibited from saying everything.. and this is a shame!!
    2.Progress does not mean freedom.. because China and other countries, despite their wide progress and countries' dependence on their products and commodities, the media coverage in them is in a very dangerous situation!
    3.Changing the colors on the map, I think the world is in a state called (civilizational openness) I think that opinion is very important these days, so the order of colors on the map will change positive

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  • British Council.jpg supportive_tradition | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Oct 2021

    Before I answer your questions, I will say that the press and the media are a prerequisite for freedom of expression, democracy and the building of societies.
    1-The thing that really surprised me is that the red color is dominant on the map, and this indicates the difficult situation, in the sense that it is less than black, but the black color also takes up an area of ​​the map, although we know that the press must be free to maintain society and preserve On harmony and cohesion among the members of society. And maintaining the compatibility between the authority in the government, and the people’s vision of the practices and activities of the government makes them aware of the issues and policies carried out by politicians, leaders and leaders who head them clearly and well, as well as the map made me distinguish between the major countries and what is the great amount and the immoral and immoral things that the state does and which It is still not visible to everyone and to the general public.
    2-I think the thing that everyone should know is the fact that with all these challenges and the confused and uncertain situations facing these countries, the freedom of the press in the world is very much at stake.
    Journalists seek and seek the truth and believe in the necessity of expanding the options and margins of the prevailing freedoms so that they can perform their mission optimally.
    At a time when the authority and the ruling regimes in the world still view these freedoms with suspicion and suspicion, because from the authorities’ point of view they were a reason in one way or another for the state of fluidity and movement they witnessed, and that they were at the forefront of the main reasons for the outcome of these conditions.
    It will get worse now if this situation continues.
    And I want to tell you that freedom of the media and the independence of the press are in themselves important pillars of democracy, without which the rights of society and individuals cannot be respected.
    3- It is no longer impossible to predict the distant future, but I think it can change. That governments will know the value of the press and its effective role in building societies.
    I would like to change this in the future and work to provide them with protection and build institutions that protect the rights of the press and give them value and raise them in society.
    I want to tell you that the countries colored in red and black, the press in them will not disappear, but their rules will change radically in the future.
    Freedom of the press and expression of opinion is a principle and the state must abide by it.
    But these countries include the absence of freedom of the press and expression of opinion. As President or Minister, you must work to develop press freedom in your country by:
    Strengthen the capacity of the media and the press that enables people to recognize, appreciate, defend and claim the press as a vital part of information as a public good.
    It also works to provide opportunities for journalists, community representatives, authorities and the public to discuss emerging challenges to press freedom and work with us to find solutions.
    And defending the media from attacks on its independence.
    And work to pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the performance of their duties.
    And work on developing the media to enhance freedom of expression and contribute to establishing peace and ensuring its sustainability.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      supportive_tradition's comment 28 Oct 2021

      Lots shared here, supportive_tradition. Can you summarise each answer in just one sentence?

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  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    What amazes me the most is that the two colors that cover the map most are black and red, and worse than this is that the countries colored in red and black are the big countries that are supposed to be the most countries in which freedom is located, or are the slogans raised in them and they talk about freedom, this is just mere talk If they used these slogans, journalists would have freedom of expression. Small countries that they talk about and say that there is no freedom in them. I found that there is more freedom in them than in large countries. But I would like to say a point why they take away the freedom of journalists. I say that they cover themselves, and in my opinion it is Journalists’ freedom should not be deprived because they are doing their job no more and they clarify some things and investigate some cases in order to reassure people and not make them nervous about some issues. We must start from now on making protests in order to restore the freedom of the journalist to him in order to live in a safe future and a safe present as well. No matter how much they cover themselves up, their lies will be revealed no matter what and in any way

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  • British Council.jpg lovely_groundhog | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    What surprised me was the fact that the countries that are often welcomed as the freest and most correct countries are not doing very well in the international index. Countries at the top of the index are not acknowledging this achievement. The focus is on the black nations, but if nothing is done to stop the turmoil and the development of tyranny, the orange and red nations could move to the black spectrum at some point. I'm from a country that has the title of greatest democracy, so it's not surprising that it emits a red color. This wonders how countries are categorized and how well the boundaries between the red and black categories are defined.

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  • British Council.jpg wonderful_banjo | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    28 Oct 2021

    1. I was stuck at China as it surprised me the most because everywhere we get to learn about how china is the front row as a prosperous country having a highly developed economy with the large productivity. But when it is in red color i wonder the news we were told to trust if are fabricated by the government, (not giving chances to the journalist to present the true view of any situation), then who knows if they were even justified or not? And also there are some other countries i never dreamt of being red or black marked including Saudi Arabia’ Libya Syria Yemen Egypt Iran. And I as a Muslim it hurts me the most as they are war prone countries in spite of being Muslim majority countries where truth and peace are the moto of our religion.
    2. when I observed the map and researched on the previous one that is Brazil turned into red to orange and Angola turned into orange from yellow within the previous few years and i believe it is really alarming and every country should be informed about it so that they take measures to improve their freedom for press as it is the only body for the public of a country to get to real facts of any situation helding in their country.
    3.i believe we cant really assure what could be happened in the future but i can state what i expect to change in the future that is Dmitri Muratov being an journalist from the red marked country though getting a noble prize we cannot expect drastic change in the press freedom of their government or country, and also the effect of it is still unknown, we could only wish that someday maybe we would see the black to gradually turn into the white marked ones .
    4.in my opinion democracy is a myth, being democratic or having several rules in the constitution in any country doesn’t mean there is implementation, china attained its democracy seven decades ago in 1953,though it is red marked in the map, that’s where the real story lies, from hearing Dmitri and Maria ,what I came to learn is that both their government was not in their side and made them suffer tremendously only to deliver what is the truth and being fearless journalists.SO I SUPPOSE IF THE RULES WAS NOT ONLY THERE IN THE CONSTITUTION FOR BEING A PART OF A PAPER RATHER A PART OF THEIR TRUE DEMOCRACY THEN MAYBE THE MAP THAT WAS SHOWN WILL CHANGE DRASTICALLY IN COLOR. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS WHAT WE HELD IN OURSELVES AS INDIVIDUAL PERSONS, AS A SUPPORTER OF TRUTH A FEARFUL CITIZEN? It doesn’t matter what barriers we have in our way, success is sure for us if we know what we really love, respect and work for it without giving a head to the problems.

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      wonderful_banjo's comment 28 Oct 2021

      Lots of good reasons given here, well done wonderful_banjo!

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  • British Council.jpg focused_otter | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    Freedom of the press is the principle that indicates that the right to express an opinion through the available media must be respected.

    However, the obstacles facing journalistic work have increased; What surprises me the most is that there are a lot of red and black in the countries; This indicates that the situation is difficult or very dangerous.

    Yet we know that the press helps maintain the balance of power in government.

    Also, being informed about government activities should ensure that people understand the issues that are being presented to them.

    And the thing that struck me was the fact that the countries that were mostly not hailed as the freest and most upright weren't the ones that did well on the international benchmark.

    The countries that top the international index are not recognized for this achievement.

    In my opinion, the journalists are the pioneers of the nation with the crucial task of educating the citizens of the whole country; The journalist must have the courage to express his publications.

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  • British Council.jpg affable_opinion | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    28 Oct 2021

    What shocked me is the way that the nations that are frequently hailed as the most free and exemplary nations are not the ones excelling on the global list.

    What shocks me the most is that there are a ton of red and dark tones. The greater part of the world's nations are in a truly challenging and perilous circumstance. A free press keeps up with the overall influence in government. In any case, provided that this is true numerous incredible countries are set apart in red and dark I can't get what is as yet not uncovered about such countless shameless issues of the state to the ordinary citizens.

    Nations besting the list are the one that are not perceived for this achievement.Some nations like Iceland, Norway and others are in white zone for their help with the right to speak freely of discourse for columnists however the appalling truth is that the white nations is generally 4% as far as number though many monetarily created nations on the planet are neglecting to give a tied down climate to squeeze freedom. This demonstrates a reality that main financial advancement doesn't show the societal position and freedom of the residents of a country.

    While we are centered around the nations in dark tone, the nations in orange and red are probably going to move into the dark range ultimately in case nothing is done to suppress the improvement of confusion and oppression. Coming from a country that holds the title of being the biggest popular government, it doesn't astonish me to see it transmit red tone. This makes me wonder, how the nations classified and how obvious is the line separating red from dark classification.

    In my perspective , the writers are the precursors of a country with the essential undertaking of edifying the residents of both the nation and the world. A columnist ought to dare to communicate their distributing regardless of whether it disturbs the public authority. You might imagine that I am requesting all columnists from the nations with moderate press opportunity to go on a self destruction mission; however its not the situation.

    Then, at that point, what will be "The Challenge"?

    I think proceeding to give writers a focus on press opportunity is an incredible arrangement. Opportunity of the press can be created in the nations of the world through the commitment of writers and the public authority, and they will be the principle factor in getting this going.

    That is all from my side. A debt of gratitude is in order for your thoughtful consideration.

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  • British Council.jpg alert_dolphin | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    1- It surprises me that there is a danger in countries for freedom of the press, the balance of government power in the red and black colors, to encourage the establishment of a free, independent and pluralistic media environment in the print, broadcast and electronic media. The development of the media in this way enhances freedom of expression, contributes to establishing peace, ensuring sustainability, eradicating poverty and respecting human rights... What I see on the map is the danger of the major countries to freedom of the press in democracy. Journalism and democracy... between a restricted reality and a free pen.
    Democracy has never been confined to a small spot of those simple complex concepts, as some people sometimes imagine.

    It is much larger than that, and it cannot be achieved without honest dialogue and free logical discussion in light of today's fragile political conditions, and the difficulty of reaching the closest distance from the truth, due to the multiplicity of modern means, the large number of fake sources and violent bias, and the trend towards dictatorship of regimes, peoples have become Lost in a deep tunnel full of false impurities, she never sees the light, in addition to her belief in falsehood, and the satisfaction of desperate silence, in order to earn a safe life..
    2-
    Miss the white and yellow. While major countries provide such limited freedom of the press it is hard to believe there is still hope.
    There is a clear link between the suppression of press freedom during the coronavirus pandemic and the place of countries in the global rankings. In both China (177) and Iran (173; -3), which are considered to be the most prominent epicenters of the epidemic, censorship was imposed on the widest possible scale. And in Iraq (162;-6), the authorities suspended the license of the Reuters office in Baghdad for a period of three months, a few hours after the news agency published a report that raised questions about the official numbers of coronavirus cases in the country Even in Europe, the Prime Minister of Hungary (89;-2) Viktor Orban introduced a law called “Coronavirus” that stipulates penalties of up to five years in prison for spreading false information, yes it may increase in this''
    The health crisis is an opportunity for authoritarian governments to apply the famous principle known as the “shock theory” of exploiting the neutrality of political life, the state of panic among the people, and the weakness of popular mobilization to impose measures that are impossible to adopt at all times. In order for this crucial contract not to be a disastrous one, people of good will must,Whoever they are, to galvanize so that journalists can exercise this essential function of being trusted actors within societies.
    3- 21 out of 48 African countries are still located in the red or black color area on the 2020 map of the World Press Freedom Index, which was supervised by Reporters Without Borders. On this continent, male and female journalists live in very difficult conditions, and their situation is almost critical in some cases, bearing in mind that the next decade will be decisive for the future of journalism in Africa. Through a political process based on clearly defined goals and objectives.
    In my opinion, what may happen to changes in the freedom of the press and getting rid of it in the future...He should try to improve these dangerous matters that make the major countries express an opinion on the freedom of the press in them. “They say that you will not get any job in the media in the future if you do not stop bothering them. I advise you to take this threat seriously, they have strong relations with Decision makers in the most important media institutions in the country “and if these threats end, there will be security in the freedom of the press.”

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  • British Council.jpg active_fact | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    Is the Nobel Peace Prize a reminder that the freedom of the press is threatened??? It is necessary to stop at this question!! Democracy was the main feature on which a journalist is classified as brave or not!! Democracy was an important pillar for building societies, but now it is believed that democracy is not doing well in all parts of the world. From my point of view, I see that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to journalists Raisa and Muratov is obliged to award that award to them, and that awarding them the laureate must be a very important event, This is due to the protection provided by the global attention to these two journalists, who live under threat, no doubt, from the powerful of their countries. Reiss Anderson, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, clearly pointed out that the whole world is watching the awarding of prizes to these personalities, and added that (without the media, it is impossible to To have a strong democracy (I think that the issue of the winners should shed light on the state of emergency experienced by civil society. Muratov, the editor of a newspaper described by the committee supervising the award as the most independent newspaper in Russia, witnessed the killing of 6 colleagues because of their actions that criticized the Russian President, And let's not forget Risa, who is subject to a de facto travel ban, while Risa needs to move from judge to judge to allow her to travel. After the fall of the totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, the forces of darkness are still And intolerance continues, and journalists are still canaries under the poisonous mine!! The attacks on them became more daring, such as the dismemberment of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which became the talk of many of the horror of the way to get rid of a famous journalist of journalistic stature. (Written on the door of the United States Capitol during the January 6 rebellion, no one can deny this because it did take place. This irrational hatred of truth-providers knows no ideology. Perhaps what makes today’s threats to freedom of expression so virulent, amplified and armed with social media, which It is called the privilege and protection of freedom of expression while allowing the professionals of slanderers and destroyers of reputation to operate under its shadow!! No one has exposed these platforms in the attack on democracy except for the technology enthusiast Risa, who built her publications site and interacts with Facebook, but now she accuses the company of endangering her life, freedom of expression It is subject to many paradoxes, and that awarding Risa and Muratov the Nobel Prize for journalism is nothing but a solution to these paradoxes.. and many contradictions that raise interest and curiosity, but I believe that democracy What you are at a turning point!! Since acknowledging the thanks of the two journalists and the critical and dangerous work they do in support of democracy, we find that it is a cover for other policies in other places that are subject to repression and intimidation, as I spoke in this post, it is necessary to look deeply into matters in this great disguise and suppression of freedom of expression On the other hand, bragging about the policy and approach of democracy followed!!! Where are those who advocate democracy and freedom of opinion? Did they not feel that there are breakthroughs that differ from the basic content of democratization?

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    What surprised me that china and the iddle east are in the black .i know that they considered to be third world country .i didn't think that has a big affect on the freedom of the press. And countries like Russa and india which considered to be strong countries due to the power they have .yet they had a difficult situation with journalism .which lead me to conclude thatcountries in the yellow color have a good freedom of journalism because there is a democracy and safty for the journalist

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    What surprised me that china and the middle east are in the black .i know that they considered to be third world country .i didn't think that has a big affect on the freedom of the press. And countries like Russa and india which considered to be strong countries due to the power they have .yet they had a difficult situation with journalism .which lead me to conclude thatcountries in the yellow color have a good freedom of journalism because there is a democracy and safty for the journalist

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    1. The thing that surprises me most is that there is just so much RED and BLACK. Most of the major nations of the world are in the DIFFICULT or VERY SERIOUS situation. We know that a free press helps maintain the balance of power in government. Being informed about government activities ensures people understand the issues at hand and what policies and politicians best represent them. But if so many of the major nations are marked RED and BLACK, then I can not fathom what a vast amount of unethical state affairs are still undisclosed to the mainstream population.

    2. In the presence of BLACK and RED, the WHITE and YELLOW are easy to miss. While the major nations provide such limited freedom to press, you may have a hard time believing that there's still hope. But if we look closely we will see NORWAY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, COSTA RICA standing proudly with high up heads in the blackish red sea of oppression against the journalists, shimmers of hope in the cloud of suppression. We have to understand that if they can , we all can. Because true journalism only can provide us with the suppressed facts.

    3. This change that I anticipate is quite personal. Of course when we see a ranking of the countries of the world, the first thing we do is see the top-bottom states, and then search for our own nations. I did the same. A feeling of regret washed over me.
    152!
    With a score of 49.71 my country BANGLADESH was 152nd among 180 countries. This sure is going to change. Not today, not drastically, but surely. I myself will make sure of that. I will make sure we are at least in the YELLOW zone when I grow up. Today it might seem quite impossible. But everyone reading this, mark my words. After a few years when you see this survey again be ready to see BANGLADESH at the very top of the list.

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  • British Council.jpg faithful_aspect | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Oct 2021

    When I looked at the map and the connotations of the colors in it, I was surprised, as I felt that only 13% of the world's population enjoys a "free press" in which coverage of political news is strong, the safety of journalists is guaranteed, and the state's intervention in media affairs is at the lowest level, and the press is not subject to judicial or other pressures. Heavy economic. What everyone should know is to publish this map so that the world can see that most democracies are the ones that restrain the press and journalists. I demand that the Nobel Prize be given to one of the free journalists who stand in the face of injustice and tyranny so that we give the press its right and restore its prestige.
    The challenge is how to make out of this fear a free and courageous journalist I anticipate increased support for independent journalists and media outlets who face threats from authoritarian governments or violent non-state actors. Reviewing and revamping the “Non-Discontinuity Strategy” to advance internet freedom and protect journalists, including bloggers. Strengthen coordination with EU member states to investigate crimes against journalists, and expedite relocation and asylum procedures for journalists at risk

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Oct 2021

    The thing that surprises me most is that there is just so much RED and BLACK. Most of the major nations of the world are in the DIFFICULT or VERY SERIOUS situation. We know that a free press helps maintain the balance of power in government. Being informed about government activities ensures people understand the issues at hand and what policies and politicians best represent them. But if so many of the major nations are marked RED and BLACK, then I can not fathom what a vast amount of unethical state affairs are still undisclosed to the mainstream population.

    2. In the presence of BLACK and RED, the WHITE and YELLOW are easy to miss. While the major nations provide such limited freedom to press, you may have a hard time believing that there's still hope. But if we look closely we will see NORWAY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, COSTA RICA standing proudly with high up heads in the blackish red sea of oppression against the journalists, shimmers of hope in the cloud of suppression. We have to understand that if they can , we all can. Because true journalism only can provide us with the suppressed facts.

    3. This change that I anticipate is quite personal. Of course when we see a ranking of the countries of the world, the first thing we do is see the top-bottom states, and then search for our own nations. I did the same. A feeling of regret washed over me.
    152!
    With a score of 49.71 my country BANGLADESH was 152nd among 180 countries. This sure is going to change. Not today, not drastically, but surely. I myself will make sure of that. I will make sure we are at least in the YELLOW zone when I grow up. Today it might seem quite impossible. But everyone reading this, mark my words. After a few years when you see this survey again be ready to see BANGLADESH at the very top of the list.

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  • British Council.jpg clever_lime | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Oct 2021

    The thing that surprised me is the fact that the countries that are often hailed as the most free and righteous countries are not the ones doing so well on the international index.
    Countries topping the index are the one that are not recognized for this achievement.

    While we are focused on the countries in black colour, the countries in orange and red are likely to move into the black spectrum eventually if nothing is done to quell the development of chaos and tyranny. Coming from a country that holds the title of being the largest democracy, it doesn't surprise me to see it radiate red colour. This does make me wonder, how the countries categorized and how well defined is the line differentiating red from black category.

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  • British Council.jpg clever_banjo | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Oct 2021

    1) The thing that surprised me is that many countries do not allow freedom of the press because it is classified in a difficult situation.

    2 )The thing that everyone should know is that many countries are undemocratic and do not allow journalists to express their opinions and show the facts, and this thing harms journalists and society.

    3) The thing that I would like to change in the future is for countries to become more democratic and to give more freedom to journalists so that the world is safer and that there are no secrets to be kept.

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  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    31 Oct 2021

    one thing that surprises me most is that there is so much RED. Most of countries of the world are in the difficult or serious situations. While in some nations we have. White and yellow which seems that there is still hope. We can understand from that we can maintain press freedom to increase democracy in our country.

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  • British Council.jpg reserved_atmosphere | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Nov 2021

    Freedom of the press is the principle that indicates that the right to free exercise of communication and expression of opinion must be observed through all available print and electronic media, in particular published materials that This freedom includes the absence of excessive state interference and its protection by the constitution and the law

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Nov 2021

    From my point of view, I believe that freedom of expression and opinion is one of the sacred rights of the human being, which freedom of the press is the most important embodiment. Information, as well as the freedom to publish this information and opinions, so that the desired importance of the press is achieved, and that the press will not be able to perform the role entrusted to it and achieve the desired importance of it except by ensuring its freedom, and so that this freedom does not turn into chaos, we believe that it is very important to determine this importance precisely, and we also show that despite the importance of this freedom, it remains a limited freedom for considerations


    Freedom is one of the most important rights that any person must possess, as freedom was the goal of people, as it lit the way for people to achieve pleasure, prosperity and progress. Journalists work without freedom

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    10 Nov 2021

    What shocked me is the way did Dimitri Muratov figure out how to win Nobel Peace Prize as a writer in Russia in light of the fact that as per the guide, Russia is kept in the red zone which shows that columnists of the nation are confronting a tough spot in their work.

    1. I figure everybody should know about this guide itself and its substance on the grounds that a man has the privilege to know where vision his nation is being seen by individuals of the world with regards to news coverage and what amount is the opportunity of press in his country.

    2. I figure the severe state of news coverage in Russia may change in the future on the grounds that by acquiring Nobel Peace Prize the prevalence of Dimitri muratov has gigantically expanded. Therefore, I accept, Russia is feeling substantially more tension than any time in recent memory in the substance of the opportunity. So according to my perspective, I think, in this time Russia will facilitate these hard standards towards the press opportunity.

    Challenge: Democratic nations can orchestrate a cost appropriating show or a gathering among the best columnists of the various nations. By assembling them ,popularity based nations can undoubtedly examine about the ways of acquiring the opportunity of press. This gathering can likewise convey the significance and supremacy of the news-casting as individuals of the entire world can see their mass social event. This incorporates the inclusion of United Nations about this gathering would have to end up making this work.

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  • British Council.jpg helpful_beaver | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Nov 2021

    What surprised me was the fact that the countries that are often hailed as the freest and fairest countries are not the ones that do so well in the international index.
    The countries at the top of the index are those which are not recognized for this achievement. we focus on black colored countries, orange and red colored countries may eventually enter the black spectrum if nothing is done to suppress the development of chaos and tyranny. Coming from a country which holds the title of the greatest democracy, it does not surprise me to see it shine the color red.
    It makes me wonder how countries are classified and how well defined the line that differentiates the red category from the black category.

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  • British Council.jpg helpful_beaver | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Nov 2021

    What shocks me greatest is that there might be really so masses RED and BLACK. The majority of the significant worldwide areas of the field are in the DIFFICULT or VERY SERIOUS situation. We perceive that a free press permits safeguard the overall influence in government. Being educated with regards to specialists sports ensures people perceive the issues to hand and what proposals and legislators top of the line address them. In any case, all things considered a large portion of the principle nations are checked RED and BLACK, then, at that point, I can't understand what a major measure of untrustworthy country issues are by and by undisclosed to the standard people.

    Within the sight of BLACK and RED, the WHITE and YELLOW are smooth to miss. While the crucial countries give such compelled opportunity to squeeze, you could struggle trusting that there is however want. However, if we look cautiously we are fit for see NORWAY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK, COSTA RICA standing gladly with over the top up heads in the blackish red ocean of abuse toward the writers, gleams of wish inside the haze of concealment. We should consider that if they could , we all can. Since legitimate reporting handiest can give us the stifled records.

    This change that I accept that is quite non-public. Of way while we see a rating of the overall areas of the space, the essential issue we do is see the top-rear states, and afterward search for our private global areas. I did the equivalent. A sensation of disappointment washed over me.

    With a score of forty nine .Seventy one my BANGLADESH changed into 152nd among 100 and 80 overall areas. This certain goes to trade. Not these days, not apparently, but most certainly. I personally will verify that. I will ensure we are essentially in the YELLOW area after I widen up. Today it may show up lovely not plausible. However anyone dissecting this, mark my expressions. After certain years when you see this review once more be prepared to appearance BANGLADESH at the actual first spot on the list.

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  • British Council.jpg affable_opinion | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    22 Nov 2021

    A couple of countries like Iceland, Norway and others are in white zone for their assistance with the option to talk uninhibitedly of talk for writers yet the shocking the truth is that the white countries is for the most part 4% to the extent number however many financially made countries in the world are fail to give a secured environment to crush opportunity. This exhibits a reality that vitally money related headway doesn't show the financial prosperity and opportunity of the inhabitants of a country.

    As I might want to think, the journalists are the pioneers of a country with the dire task of enlightening the inhabitants of both the country and the world. A feature writer should try to convey their circulating whether or not it upsets the public power. You may envision that I am mentioning all scholars from the countries with moderate press freedom to go on an implosion mission; yet its not the circumstance.

    All of the countries in the world in some point was concerned that the press may deliver mystery or information that could belittle the decency of the country. Whether or not the reality of the situation is legitimate once in a while, the white concealed countries in the aide were never truly white from their introduction period. Accepting you look at history, you will see that the editorialists were in a circumstance to risk everything to spread out the news that were people's doing great to know. Hence, the public authority went to their assistance into building a calm environment for the press to convey their entitlement to talk uninhibitedly. I acknowledge that in building such a quiet environment, the responsibility from both the scholars and the public power will be the indispensable component in doing accordingly. So I acknowledge that the option to talk unreservedly for feature writers all through the planet would make accepting we basically work inseparable both extensively and worldwide because fundamental the press and the public authority are deficient for it, the voice of the mass people should similarly be centered around to build up a strong environment of chance in press and media endeavors, yet furthermore in each possible space of a country.

    That's all from my point of view . Thanks for your thoughtful consideration.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Dec 2021

    Freedom of the press is when journalists have the freedom to report the truth without interference from the government. We are human beings with rights and freedom. Freedom is the basis of life. A person does not feel life unless he feels his entity. When we talk about freedom of the press, we mean the freedom to express an opinion for individuals through the media of all kinds. The independent press is one of the basic pillars of democracy, and it is part of the fourth power represented by the media. It brings about many changes in societies by providing information, ideas and appropriate roles to make crucial decisions and thus determine the social, political, economic and social characteristics. The role of a free and independent press is to ensure that citizens are constantly informed of the events around them and the actions of their governments. This creates an open forum for discussion and the open exchange of ideas, which imposes accountability on governments by their citizens

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