Austria recently dropped to 31st place in the press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders. The organization is also funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and often represents transatlantic and globalist interests. Anyone who suspects at first glance that the increasing suppression of alternative media is the reason for the placement is wrong: Attacks on journalists at Corona demos are cited as one of the reasons. That’s a lie.
A comment by Willi Huber
Numerous alternative media have uncovered this construct of lies again and again. Antifa activists, dressed in black combat fatigues, have adorned themselves with “press cards” and cameras since the beginning of the rallies against corona measures – and provoked. Especially from demos in Vienna, many know these sinister figures who press their lenses directly in the face of those who think differently and then present the resulting photos on denunciation and sleazy sites without an imprint. These people call themselves “journalists” and are repeatedly brought in front of the cameras as “experts” by a certain clique of system media.
In its report on the total defeat in the press freedom index, the daily newspaper DerStandard, which appears to be left-leaning, wrote as one of the reasons for the crash:
Attacks at Corona demos
Reporters Without Borders refers to “violent hostility” towards journalists during demonstrations against corona measures. “Numerous physical attacks” especially in Germany, France, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands were included in the ranking. Insults and threats were observed “across the continent”.
It was part of the established system’s campaign to systematically criminalize corona measures demos. The ÖVP also contributed to this, significantly under the then Minister of the Interior and today’s Chancellor Nehammer, who knew how to report the most terrible horror stories at every press conference. Storm here, attack there – and when there were questions in parliament, he always had to admit that there was nothing to the stories, and in most cases not even a hint of a criminal offense was committed (if you want to refrain from alleged violations of mask requirements, some of which are unconstitutional).
Submissively and submissively, all left-wing system media also took part in the smear campaign against women, children, senior citizens, families, i.e. completely normal people who took part in these rallies and had nothing but peace and freedom in mind. So the sum of this agitation should also have gotten through to “Reporters Without Borders”, which Austria therefore missed a lower place in the ranking? Because the Antifa provocateurs didn’t get special police protection?
If you take a closer look at the actors who are buzzing around Reporters Without Borders in Austria, things become clearer. The “Presseclub Concordia”, for example, which has often attracted attention in the past with tendentious content regarding hate speech against corona demonstrators, is an exclusive partner. One of the TV stations that regularly invites Antifa activists as “experts” is Puls 4 – and just Puls 4 Information Manager Corinna Milborn was one of the presenters of the press freedom ranking.
There are also other criteria why Austria crashed:
- Economic conditions: Advertisement and survey affairs and media funding that is not oriented towards quality, government advertising
- Lack of freedom of information (official secrecy)
- Insufficient protection for whistleblowers (because convicted drug criminal Julian H. did not go unpunished in the Ibiza case!)
- Secret agreements (side letters) of the parties to the ORF
The fact that Reporters Without Borders received donations from organizations associated with George Soros was already a campaign issue in Hungary. At the time, this was vehemently denied, no money had ever been taken from such an organization. In the meantime the Reporters Without Borders of Germany openly thank you the Open Society Foundations as a partner for their support, which is why the case is closed for us.
Reporters Without Borders may be many things – they are certainly not neutral. Not as far as international events are concerned, nor as far as political classification is concerned.