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Trump has been largely successful in feeding public skepticism about the fourth estate

By Sheila Copps      

While Donald Trump is slagging the media and creating his alternate fact universe, journalists around the globe are risking life and limb in multiple hotspots to get the story out.

Just last week, American president Donald Trump, pictured in this file photo, took to Twitter to denounce the bad coverage he has been receiving from traditional media outlets. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore and Wikimedia Commons
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OTTAWA—Earlier this month, the planet commemorated World Press Freedom Day, launched by the United Nations in the last century. The recognition, proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1993, coincided with the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement by African journalists about the importance of the free press. The UN says the day is an “opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their

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