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The 2020 DW Freedom of Speech Award highlights journalists who’ve been persecuted as a result of of their reporting of the coronavirus pandemic. DW has named 17 people who are supposed to characterize all journalists, bloggers and residents around the globe who’ve defied restrictions on press freedom to report on the coronavirus. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…..(read more)

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44 Comments

  1. Eugenio M

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    If some journalist, whoever have a mental problem he or she will not afraid to say anything or afraid anything so good luck to stupidity and welcome to your freedom of speech.

  2. Tobiaz Tobiaz

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Don't call us Chinese Citizens, I would be ashamed if you start calling us Citizens. We are in fact slaved by CCP, modern day slaves, In PRC, we are without freedom of speech and without any rights on Demonstration or Protesting on GOVERNMENTS bad decisions, 70 years passed, 99.99% never saw a ballot.

  3. Jurgen Angler

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    no Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, or Donald Trump??????

  4. R J

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This guy is a joke. He broke into a hospital which is full of Covid 19 patients for finding the truth of HIS VERSION, regardless if he could transfer the virus into the community.

  5. reeglyson escabal

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    nganong naa may bisaya naapil? kaloud ba

  6. James Liston

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This whistleblower have some steel Balls.

  7. MotherfuqrJonez Jones

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    You guys are about 4 weeks behind on this story !!!!

    Where were you when he was calling out to the media and the word for help ??

  8. mmoviefan7

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    London real with David Icke

  9. Nicky Chuaybamrung

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    True is hurt ?

  10. Joe Kerr

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Is Germany trying to cause trouble with China ?

  11. Thelma Ponsoy

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    AWARD should be given to a person..therefore name them..tnx

  12. K T

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This should be shared all over the social media!!!

  13. B n

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    China left chat

  14. soldier of ALLAH Pakistan

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    How media spears lies .they should be controlled and few needs to be thrown out to space

  15. bingkeung lee

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    UN is a corrupted organization. Who cares about its awards which are meaningless.

  16. Yong Yew Kuan Andy

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Oh my, how does a free press able to save lifes? Can educate me? Cause it seems like the amount of information coming out makes things worst. Did the free press come out with some cure by being free? Freedom of information has no relationship with curing the virus the last time I checked. Function of the press is to deliver a curated form of verified information. That's why before the news hits the desk, there is an editor to go through it. When reporting becomes overburdened with unlimited flow of information, its starting to get so confusing… Eg; CHINA vs US, people in China feels relatively safe while people in US feels tonnes of anxiety.. Whats the cure for that? MORE INFORMATION? life is complicated as it is, don't make it even more complicated for the people below. Top tiers usually can get through it, those left at the bottom tends to feel the brunt of it… Sensible reporting not free reporting. 🙂

  17. VJ Soliven

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Freedom!

  18. Kyle Xu

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Reward those people who deliberately make chaos in the name of free speech, good job! Now I am convinced China government represses Fan Bin for a good reason.

  19. Junqiao John Zhao

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    To be honest, I watched some of their reports at the beginning of the outbreak. But I did not think their reports are professional or objective. Many of the reports were just for eyeball-catching. During that time, rumors fulfilled the Chinese social media, but voices from epidemiologists and scientists should be put in high priority. Therefore, their misleading reports did do harm at that period of time. Anyway, we believed they will soon appear in public after the crisis. But they do not deserve any awards.

  20. Nacima TAHRAT

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    In my opinion you should have a look at what's going on in Algeria and the way the local government is repressing the freedom of speech and how he put in prison free journalists and anyone who dare to say something.
    The local government made use of the pandemic to strengthen its position and pass new laws that limits the freedom of speech to anyone.
    It's becoming almost impossible to breath here and as always no media station pays attention to what's going on in Algeria.
    I personally dennonciate your silence as journalists of the free world and hold accountable for not rising the red flag while people are persecuted just for daring saying the cruel truth..
    Thanks

  21. 6packter

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Whistle blower like Assange should get the Nobel peace prize
    DW- please elaborate on Assange!!!!! Any input???

  22. Jaspreet Singh

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    YouTube removing videos of doctors and channels of many people

  23. Sabyasachi Mistry

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Always busy to pointing finger to others very intentionaly, there are democracies are doing this same things to jourbalists as well…. no reports on them only China, Venezuela and & Russia. ( I am living in a country where its a regular case)

  24. Jinbin Lv

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    why I don't see DW is sponsored by German government, why I don't see DW awarded the western dissidents and whistleblowers?

  25. Johnston Steiner

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Cool, more reasons for them not to release them

  26. Crystal Ma

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you DW news, specially the DW director explanation at 7:15 about the “reason for hold back the true news”. I had that question for very long time!?! …. Also, there is a very good Hong Kong doctor. Always sharing the real pandemic medical knowledge to general public in utube. (His channel: Dr.Rex 醫學幼稚園) Very positive knowledge with kindness explanation. His video also got “yellow tag” which is alert him about content. …Thus, I always put “like” in his video. ..???!

  27. Luis F Arredondo

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I want to thank DW team for the excellent quality of the content.

  28. younes benhaoua

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته انا عندي دواء الكورونا corona covid 19 بإذن الله تعالى عندي وقد حضرته جرعة صغيرة جدا تزيد توسيع مجرا الهواء في القصبة الهوائية وتزيد طول النفس وتنزع حساسية صعوبة التنفس وانا جربته منذ أكثر شهر وانا بخير ولله الحمد وانا احتاج لمريض يجربه

  29. FeralThought

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    though Freedom of Speech doesn't exist in Germany…

  30. Commentator Tea

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    You missed the US navy captain.

  31. Nikita Jouchims

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    The person in the thumbnail I was linking his video soon as it came out and news channels kept deleting it

    Quit acting like your at all for us.
    Australian news American news DW all coronavirus related videos

    You delete all legitimate information and speeches in comments

    There is no free speech.

  32. China city

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    告密者?啥秘密?死人的秘密吗?西方死的人更多,记者无人机拍纽约万人坑都被限制了。笑死人的标准。
    informer? Covid-19 the secret of the dead? There are more dead people in the West, and the reporter's drone shooting of New York mass graves has been restricted. joke.

  33. disinfo Guy

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    press freedom of speech day. .. you tube " time to delete some channels"?

  34. Badara Sow

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Why aren't holding china ?? responsible for the coronavirus ? now then..

  35. lilith shopping

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Free press is the best herd immunity. stay positive.

  36. miniwu66

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Chen Qiushi, who reported the real situation in Wuhan for us Chinese, instead of all the official “comforting” news, is still disappearing. How can we help him?

  37. asspartacus

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    fixing the people, instead of those problems.
    _chinese communist party

  38. damina ferenc

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Talking about freedom of speech. I would really love to see Assange released asap.

  39. A

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    How about journalists that take money from Russia, China, Turkey and what not? Some spread dangerous information

  40. Cryptixal YT

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Make Saudi Arabia pay for the death of Kashogi

  41. Felipe Herrador

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Glad to see that award goes to 17 journalists, we need to all governments to listen what is happening in China, the world still on time to stop the CCP plans to master the world, first let move all manufactures plants out china and see what the CCP will do, no more money, no more
    manipulation and threats to the rest of the nations, just remember China plan 2025, it’s coming soon, open your eyes, ears and mouth, let get out China.

  42. Freedom only applied to those who respect it.

  43. taniela Loketi

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Why all other country do this I thought only China are those country part of ccp looks like what a stupit country they are ccp

  44. M. how

    May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    USA and the West are practicing "freedumb" of media.
    Freedom is a joke! FREEDOM is not free.
    Fox News? Cunning as a fox!
    CNN? Cunning N Nasty!
    Don't be fooled. It's all about MIGHTY $$$$$
    On the other side, you have to take responsibility what you are splitting out of your mouth/pen. Anything you put down or said will be punished if that's prove to be harmful to public good. They believe talk is cheap.

    USA is here for a good time and not for a long time.
    China is looking far reaching horizon with a rainbow in mind.

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