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AP Offers Empty Hype on How ‘Threats Soared’ Against Journalists in 2017

Posted on 01 January 2018

<p>The Associated Press hyped the global threat to journalists in New Year’s Eve report from Brussels headlined “Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017.” The International Federation of Journalists lamented "epidemic levels" of impunity for attacks on journalists, but AP's headline didn't note the number of journalists killed was the lowest in a decade. And there was no documentation for how "threats soared in 2017."</p>