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2023 World Press Freedom Index – journalism threatened by fake content industry

The 2023 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, which evaluates the environment for journalism in 180 countries and territories, shows that the situation is “very serious” in 31 countries, “difficult” in 42, “problematic” in 55, and “good” or “satisfactory” in 52 countries.

Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General, states that «The World Press Freedom Index shows enormous volatility in situations, with major rises and falls and unprecedented changes, such as Brazil’s 18-place rise and Senegal’s 31-place fall. This instability is the result of increased aggressiveness on the part of the authorities in many countries and growing animosity towards journalists on social media and in the physical world. The volatility is also the consequence of growth in the fake content industry, which produces and distributes disinformation and provides the tools for manufacturing it».