OCCRP – Pressure on Independent Media Reflects Investigative Journalism’s Growing Impact

WPFD 2021
With increasingly authoritarian governments going to new lengths to silence critics, reporters across our global network and beyond face intimidation, smear campaigns, and censorship. Covid-19 exacerbated these trends, as governments moved to take greater control over public information. Independent journalism is now “completely or partially blocked” in more than 130 countries according to the Reporters Without Borders 2021 World Press Freedom Index.
These developments make one thing clear: Journalism has given corrupt governments something to fear.
“A main reason for this harsh crackdown is that investigative journalism has gotten so good at exposing autocrats’ criminal and corrupt activities,” said OCCRP Publisher Drew Sullivan. “We are experiencing a ‘golden age’ of investigative reporting, with phenomenal tools and cross-border collaborations that deliver truthful information to the public and empowers them to make decisions based on facts.”
Across the globe, reporters are using tools like open source satellite imagery for discovery and analysis. More data in different languages is online, and media outlets around the world are helping each other access and interpret it. A robust spirit of collaboration has taken hold across the industry, motivated by the far-reaching impact we have seen from joint investigations spanning continents. And in some of the world’s most repressive countries, like Turkmenistan and Russia, our teams are cultivating the next generation of reporters as we partner with local journalists on stories.
By exposing systemic problems, investigative reporting is also fueling public demand for accountability and strengthening advocates and policymakers’ ability to push for change. “Cross-border reporting arms civil society with information needed to achieve consequential policy reforms, like beneficial ownership legislation, and to push for accountability through the use of tools like Global Magnitsky sanctions,” said OCCRP’s Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy Camille Eiss.
On this day and every day, we are inspired by our fearless team and partners who report the truth for the public good. And we’re grateful to those who have stepped up to defend and support independent journalism and freedom of expression.
For more information, contact Lauren Jackman at lauren@occrp.org.

Reprise – WEF Commercial “By 2030 You’ll Own Nothing And You’ll Be Happy” – Uncensored

Might Be Taken Down By You Tube Soon – The Commercial was on this site https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/8-predictions-for-the-world-in-2030/
It has been deleted there already…

Check Out The Video For the Aims of the WEF. Its ALL shown in the Video by the WEF ITSELF…

It is suspected that the German politicians especially the former FDJ secretary Angela Merkel and possibly also “Manchurian Candidate” A. Baerbock (nominated as “Junge Führerin”, Young Leader by the WEF, as previously Merkel and Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, are following these “suggestions”. The German Supreme Court was filled with Merkel’s men in the last 16 years of her rule.

Es wird vermutet, dass die deutschen Politiker, insbesondere die ehemalige FDJ-Sekretärin Angela Merkel und möglicherweise auch die „Mandschurische Kandidatin“ A. Baerbock (vom WEF als „Junge Führerin“ nominiert, wie zuvor Merkel und Gesundheitsminister Jens Spahn, diesen „Vorschlägen“ folgen. Der Oberste Deutsche Gerichtshof wurde in den letzten 16 Jahren ihrer Herrschaft mit Merkels Auswahl besetzt.

Prof. Josef Franz Lindner (54), Verfassungsrechtler an der Universität Augsburg: „Mit Corona und Klima werden Freiheitsbeschränkungen zum Narrativ der deutschen Politik.“
Prof. Josef Franz Lindner (54), constitutional lawyer at the University of Augsburg: "With Corona and the climate, restrictions on freedom are becoming a narrative in German politics."

Idi Amin:. “There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech.”

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive” – C.S. Lewis

Europa Gemeinsam Verenden – Freudscher Versprecher

Europe Ending Together - Freudian slip of the tongue