Trolling Trump’s "fake news" awards


2017 was the worst year on record for journalists being jailed for their work, and yet President Trump is planning to hand out “Fake News” awards on January 17. To highlight the very real impact of attacks on the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists is shining a light on the issue with their own set of awards for press oppressors. The winners in five categories are leaders from countries with well-documented dangers for journalists, but America’s own Donald Trump landed on the list as the standout winner for “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom.” Courtney Radsch, the advocacy director at CPJ, joined Salon’s Alyona Minkovski on “Salon Now” to talk about why President Trump is setting a new low for the government’s relationship to the press.

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