Watchdog: Pandemic worsening threat to global media freedom

PARIS (AP) — Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders is sounding the alarm that the coronavirus pandemic poses a threat for press freedom around the world. The group released its annual evaluation Tuesday of media freedoms around the globe. North Korea ranked bottom of the group’s press freedom index. As in 2019, Norway again topped its ranking of 180 countries and territories.  The group warned that governments might use the coronavirus crisis to impose measures that would be impossible in normal times. The  report singled out U.S. President Donald Trump for his hostility to some media outlets and journalists.