Polarization of media is dividing the world

The US is just one democracy that faces growing polarization thanks to outlets such as Fox News. France, too, has seen increased tension fueled by social and opinion media. Suppression of independent media is also on the rise, for example in Poland, where authorities have consolidated their control over public broadcasting.


Media censorship in China and its influence on neighbors like Vietnam, along with the curtailing of liberties in Hong Kong, has seen press freedom plummet in parts of Asia. Meanwhile, restrictions in the Middle East continue.

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