(EFE) .- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday entered a new list of political leaders considered “hunters of press freedom” because Miguel Diaz-Colonel had complete control over the repression of journalists and the official tax they did not follow.
In the first update of that list since 2016, the RSSF explains that Diaz-Colonel uses “Soviet-style dictatorship” and that he has maintained the line of his predecessor Raul Castro since he became head of state in October 2019. Complete control of information. “For this reason, Raul Castro was already classified as a hunter in previous editions.
The organization says that in Cuba, radio, television and the newspaper are closely monitored by the government, and that the constitution does not even allow the existence of a private newspaper.
The main targets of their attacks, according to the organization, were the independent and opposition press and “all voices of protest.”
Journalists who do not comply with the Castro tax are subject to daily “arrests, arbitrary detentions, threats of imprisonment, harassment and harassment, illegal residence registration, confiscation and destruction of press items.”
The main targets of their attacks were, according to the organization, independent and opposition newspapers and “all voices of protest.”
He noted that the Cuban government was interfering in the affairs of the country by providing “selective” recognition in the foreign press and expelling those it deemed “extremely negative.”
In Latin America, Diaz-Colonel is not only the “hunter of press freedom” for the RSF.
He has addressed this situation with the presidents of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro (since coming to power in 2013), Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega (for the third time in a row, in November 2016), and in Brazil, Jair Bolzano (since he took office as head of state in 2019).
Ortega’s presence on this list is justified by the “economic suffocation and judicial audit”, which he has been subject to in the press for the third time since its inception in November 2016, and he has taken a new direction with the president’s perspective that elections are to be held in November.
Ortega’s presence on this list is justified by the “economic suffocation and judicial audit”, which he has been subject to the press for the third consecutive time since its launch in November 2016.
The RSSF has strengthened its “censorship weapon” with “false” legal action against those who oppose it in the political class and the media, and its main victims are the Chamorro family and especially the journalist and now presidential candidate Christiana Chamorro.
It is not surprising that Saudi bin Salman was able to join this group considering the concentration of power in his hands and what the RFF calls his “unlimited barbarism” since he was named heir by his father in 2017. Saudi Arabia – recalls the organization – is “one of the world’s largest prisons for journalists”, some of whom are behind bars unaware they are being charged. The case of the editorial is not mentioned Washington Post Jamal Kashoghi was killed and dismembered in 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
For the first time in this edition there are two women “poachers” at the same time, including Hong Kong’s executive chairman. “.
The other is Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has led the country since 2009 and with the 2018 law on digital security – always according to the RSF – has led to legal action against more than 70 journalists and bloggers.
Seven of the leaders of the organization’s checklist have been around since 2001, including Iran’s Ali Khamenei, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Belarusian Alexander Lukashenko.
Seven of the organization’s leaders have been on the list since 2001, for example, Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Iranian revolution, and Bashar al-Assad, the leader of Syria; Russia, Vladimir Putin, or Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.
In Equatorial Guinea, Theodore Obiang Nuema, the world’s leader, has been in office for a long time, and reporters have not hesitated to describe it as a “dictatorial dictatorship” in which the media landscape is restricted to government agencies responsible for spreading “government propaganda” and where there is no foreign correspondent.
The list, published on Monday, includes a total of 37 leaders from around the world, the RSF, updating the previous one since 2016, criticizing the “massive repression of press freedom” in which, for the first time, twenty years ago, there was a head of state of the European Union: Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban.
The reason is that since Orban returned to power in 2010, he considers that he has not given up his efforts to attack “pluralism and media freedom.” Starting with his idea of ”liberal democracy”, he turned the public radio and television service into a “propaganda element”, and the private media turned them into serfs or reduced them to humiliation. This is possible thanks to political-economic maneuvers and the acquisition of the media by some oligarchy affiliated with his party, Fidesz.
Bolsanaro, the leader of Latin America’s largest democracy, has been blamed by the NGO for the insults, insults and “bad threats” he has sent to the press since taking office as president in 2018. Since then, she insists, “the work of the Brazilian press has become more complex” and the main targets of its attacks have been women journalists, political experts and the Globo group.
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