KARACHI: Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a global media monitoring organization on the occasion of World Day Against Cyber Censorship, has released a list of the 20 worst digital predators for freedom journalism in 2020.
These hunters who resort to digital technology to harass and spy on journalists, thus endangering access to news and information.
The Parisian organization's list of "20 Hunters of Freedom of Expression" highlights the dangers posed by freedom of expression and expression, which are guaranteed in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The list is categorized into 4 categories by activities such as harassment, state censorship, misinformation and surveillance or espionage.
The report states that whether it be state branches, private companies or informal organizations, it reflects the reality of power in the second decade of the 21st century, in which unwanted investigative reporters or journalists were often the targets of predatory activity by covert elements. There is a risk of making
Some of these hunters work in authoritarian countries whose leaders are already on the RSF's list of 'freedom journalists' hunters.
Other digital hunters are private companies specializing in fixed cyber espionage and are located in Western countries such as the US, UK, Germany and Israel.
The enemies of freedom journalism exist in many forms, the RSF said, "that journalists who identify, detect and spy on those with power, authority, and authority". ۔
The report added that 'they harass them by becoming the fabric of online harassment, censor them in various ways, but also attempt to destabilize the democratic countries by deliberately promoting false information.
The RSSF's list also included Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fighters who criticized journalists for harassing social media, such as rapes and threats of murder.
It is to be noted that warlords are trolleys who volunteer their services or are employees of the Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Indian Interior Ministry has also added fighters to the Internet in the occupied Kashmir by blocking the internet and restricting access to information.