Silverman: Pay attention when authoritarians target journalists, here and abroad

The Colorado Sun: In your pursuit of truth, follow independent media. Pay attention when journalists leave a country. Perhaps you should follow. 

If a government criminalizes the presentation of facts, or arguments based on evidence, then the fix is in. Such societies cannot succeed.

March entered like a big, mean bear in Moscow. Russia’s last objective television and radio stations abruptly shuttered. An independent Nobel-prize winning newspaper, celebrated for enhancing press freedom, is under increasing pressure. Many Russian journalists fled the country.

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