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Increase in attacks on journalists in Germany

Posted : 11:43 AM Oct 05,2018 by ICPFJ
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Increase in attacks on journalists in Germany

Already 22 physical attacks on journalists in Germany in 2018


A report by the European Center for Journalism and Media Freedom (ECPMF) published a report on the increase in violence against journalists in Germany.

In particular, the report has shown a sharp increase in the attacks on the press. Of those 28 journalists have been attacked, 22 journalists have been physically affected.

Only five cases were filed against journalists in 2017, but this year it has been rampant. Especially in eastern Germany, there have been a lot of attacks.

The European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) published a report on Thursday that found an increase in violence against journalists in Germany. In particular, the report showed a sharp rise in attacks on the press in 2018, when some 28 journalists suffered a total of 22 verified physical assaults so far.

 

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