BBC Exec Warns Of ‘Unprecedented Threat’ To Journalism | Talking Points Memo

BBC Global News Director Peter Horrocks delivered a sobering speech in Moscow on Friday, warning journalists of the “unprecedented threat” facing independent news.“Journalists have faced threats to their lives, censorship through intimidation or faced terror charges in their search for alternative voices. These challenges have never been so severe or varied,” Horrock said at the World Media Summit. From the deaths of journalists in Syria — including Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik — to a BBC reporter killed in Afghanistan last year, Horrock called on world authorities to protect journalists working in dangerous regions of the world.

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