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Freedom of press can be pronounced dead

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posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 11:38 AM
[MOD EDIT] Removed 4Chan Link

Users with a Swedish IP trying to view the Daily Mail article Swedish social worker was stabbed in the back and thigh as she tried to break up a fight between two teenage migrants are redirected to Sorry we could not find the page you were looking for.
edit on 29-1-2016 by Lisit because: (no reason given)

edit on 1/31/2016 by semperfortis because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 11:42 AM
a reply to: Lisit

war is upon us.
this has been going on for quite some time, and is one of many abuses that have let to the current civil unrest.

(post by crazyewok removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 11:45 AM
"Bernie For President Of Sweden!"

posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 12:04 PM

Swedish media have covered this story.why would the swedish gov. or whoever,prevent its citizens from reading the story on Daily Fail ?

posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 12:29 PM
a reply to: Lisit

People stab each other all day long, somewhere. They are trying to downplay the overplaying of anti-refugee/ immigrant/Muslim sentiment, the real 800 pound gorilla in the news room.

They have to, its getting out of hand.

What will result from that might be far worse than some ignorant refugees behavior from less 'civilized' cultures.

posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 01:21 PM
Most probably it is on the Daily Mail side of it. A few years ago I was working for a TV station that also ran a web-news service, when our own reporters couldnt all of a sudden access the web-news. Turned it it was just a DDOS filter-bot that was tuned too snesitive, and when too many acesses for the same article was made from our block of IP-addresses, the anti-DDOS bot got triggered and denied all access to our block of IP addresses.

Sweden ks one of the countries with the most press-freedom in the world, lots more press freedom than in the UK and USA, so to think that they would sensos a just some pages UK newspaper is higly unlikely.

posted on Jan, 29 2016 @ 01:25 PM
Perhaps they employed a little too much overreach in the migrant they must apply it to the press to cover it up.....
It doesn't seem like the EU governments even listened to their own people when they imported all those migrants
If these people were looking for peace.....they wouldn't be starting all this trouble now would they....

posted on Jan, 30 2016 @ 04:53 AM

originally posted by: Hellhound604
Sweden ks one of the countries with the most press-freedom in the world, lots more press freedom than in the UK and USA, so to think that they would sensos a just some pages UK newspaper is higly unlikely.

Yet in Sweden there have been continuous reports of either self-censorship, or an editorial class who have lost touch and who are conniving with leftist politicians in the reporting of the mayhem caused by mass immigration.

The Swedish press has not allowed a public debate to address the issues of e.g. endemic rape, or immigrant violence.

Like in the UK when well-meaning officials and others conspired to cover-up Muslim paedophile gangs because it may "offend the Muslim communities".
edit on 30/1/2016 by paraphi because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 30 2016 @ 06:12 AM
At least around here when you want to access a news story there is a government page that says access is forbidden. Happens quite abit with certain news stories out of the UK that are unfavorable to certain countries. IMO it is a page right out of China's blocking internet access.. Peons listen to the government it is for your own good...and what you can have access to they decide; that way there are no immediate problems. Certainly cuts down on the anarchy ....for a time...

posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 01:13 AM

"A retired media boss at a major German state broadcaster has admitted his network and others take orders from the government on what — and what not — to report.

National public service broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), which was recently forced into a humiliating apology for their silence on migrant violence and sex assault is being drawn into a fresh scandal after one of their former bureau chiefs admitted the company takes orders from the government on what it reports. He said journalists received instructions to write news that would be “to Ms. Merkel’s liking”.

Former head of ZDF Bonn Dr. Wolfgang Herles make the remarks during a radio event (from minute 27) in Berlin where journalists discussed the media landscape. Moving on to the freedom of the press, the panel chair asked Dr. Herles whether things in Germany had got “seriously out of whack”. With an honesty perhaps unusual in Germany, Dr. Herles replied that ordinary Germans were totally losing faith in the media, something he called a “scandal”. He said:

“We have the problem that – now I’m mainly talking about the public [state] media – we have a closeness to the government. Not only because commentary is mainly in line with the grand coalition (CSU, CDU, and SPD), with the spectrum of opinion, but also because we are completely taken in by the agenda laid down by the political class”.

Worse than the mainstream, government controlled and poll-tax funded media in Germany just agreeing with the ruling coalition, the stations actually took orders on what was and was not to be reported on. He said:

“…the topics about which are reported are laid down by the government.

“There are many topics that would be more important than what the government wants. But they, of course, want to deflect attention away from what doesn’t happen. Yet what doesn’t happen is often more important than what does happen – more important than gesture politics”.

While these orders are sent to media companies from unspecified places in the government, they are communicated to individual journalists by news executives using a new-speak jargon. Dr. Herles explains that while “there are, in fact, instructions from above”, when the editor in chief of ZDF communicated these instructions to his juniors he would merely say reporting should be framed in a way that “serves Europe and the public good”.

There would be no need to add in brackets that this actually means it should be reported “to Ms. Merkel’s liking”, as they would be understood as the true meaning.

“Today, one is not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees” said Dr. Herles, concluding: “This is government journalism and that leads to a situation in which people no longer trust us. This is a scandal.”

There has been very little reporting of the comments in the German media, and what there was has been critical of the remarks. Focus reported the comments of one centre-left media figure, Der Freitag newspaper editor Jakob Augstein who when asked whether there had ever been such “instructions from above”, said: “No, I deny vehemently there has ever been commands from the top”.

That the German mainstream media is not free and routinely obscures or bends the truth has been a key criticism by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe (PEGIDA) movement, which has coined phrases like Lügenpresse — the liar press — to express their frustration."
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:24 AM
a reply to: Lisit

The press has been replaced by social network which gives far more perspectives and real opinions from people - whether one agrees or not. I doubt much will change until a group of journalists get together and create a newspaper on-line we can all read without the propaganda crap they spew at the moment and false information governments want you to believe.

Perhaps we might even get back unbiased reporting also.

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