"More and more democratically elected leaders no longer see the media as part of democracy's essential underpinning, but as an adversary to which they openly display their aversion", the group wrote.
"As recently as five years ago, global pressure on the media did not appear to affect the United States or the established democracies of Europe in any significant way", Freedom House said in its report, "State of Global Press Freedom, 2017-2018".
Taiwan moved up three places to No. 42 in this year's World Press Freedom Index, released yesterday by Reporters Without Borders.
With the continuing armed conflicts in Syria and Yemen, and repeated accusations of terrorism in Egypt as well as Saudi Arabia, the organisation said that the Middle East is the most hard and unsafe region for practicing journalism.
Hostility toward the media has become "steadily more visible", the report states, and verbal violence toward journalists often veers toward becoming physical.
Authoritarian regimes like Turkey and Egypt were ranked at 157 and 161 respectively as scribes in the countries are "routinely accused of terrorism and arbitrarily imprisoned for non-conformity".
The organisation also said that the United States president has openly adopted a hate speech and considers reporters as "enemies of the people", using expressions that had always been used by the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin.
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And the restaurant says it'll donate 100 percent of its sales for the next month to the families of the victims involved. Police records showed that Reinking had a series of increasingly troubled encounters with authorities since 2016.
This paints a scary picture in Europe which is known to be the region which respects Press Freedom the most.
"A few days after his coalition government was confirmed in September 2017, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj described journalists as illiterate and advised them to go back to school", RSF said.
"Political leaders who fuel loathing for reporters. undermine the concept of public debate based on facts instead of propaganda".
Moreover, the populist politics and the leaders of some countries, for example, the Czech Republic, negatively influence the democracy and freedom of the journalism.
Iceland has dropped three places, down to the 13th, since a year ago in the new Reporters Without Borders report Press Freedom Index.
The RSF index - which has been published annually since 2002 - evaluates countries around the world by the "level of pluralism, media independence, the environment and self-censorship, the legal framework, transparency, and the quality of infrastructure that supports the production of news and information".
"Xi Jinping's China is getting closer and closer to a contemporary version of totalitarianism". The president often uses the term "fake news" in describing the American media. "Leading independent news outlets have either been brought under control or throttled out of existence", the report reads.
The Reporters Without Borders then noted that the "continuing dispute" over ownership of the "main national opposition TV channel, Rustavi 2", would "therefore have a big impact".