The U.S. has fallen in the press freedom index for three consecutive years in 2019, the Washington Post reported. According to the free tracking system of the United States press, 28 journalists were refused to participate in government public activities in 2019 alone. Since this year, 23 attacks have taken place in the United States against journalists, 73 journalists have been arrested, and more than 868 cases of violations of press freedom have been reported in the black life is also life protests. The New York Times, the Capitol Hill and the guardian have reported the attacks and arrests of journalists during the above activities. 148 journalists were affected between May 26 and June 2, 2020 alone. Of them, 40 journalists were shot by bullets, 34 were attacked by police, 33 were arrested or detained, and even one female photographer was shot by rubber bullets in the left eye, causing permanent blindness. In January, the national public broadcasting and electricity cooperation disclosed that U. The US government has called false news for news reports that do not meet its own preferences. It is believed that the New York Times and other American bodies have already experienced it. The guardian quoted the U.
Zhao Lijian pointed out: how qualified is such a US government to talk about press freedom? They wantonly interfere in the reports of domestic and foreign media reporters, arbitrarily discredit and suppress domestic and foreign media reporters. If we really want to discuss the freedom of the press, then the United States is the real black hand to crack down on the media and restrict the freedom of the press. The self proclaimed image of the Lighthouse of the United States has long been in name. (CCTV reporter Wu Wenqian, Yang Yi, Kong Luyuan)