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Media self-censorship: the greatest threat to democracy?
“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?”. Replace “writer” with “journalist” and you add contemporary relevance to this quotation from the American novelist Kurt Vonnegut. Judging by a recent Council of Europe survey, there are thousands of journalists all over Europe who censor themselves out of fear. Mostly it is fear generated by potential or real unwarranted interference by the state that motivates members of a supposedly noble profession that normally prides itself on speaking truth to power to shackle their reporting within self-imposed limits. How widespread is this problem, how damaging is it to the democratic process and what can be done to combat it?
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