Why are journalists from so many countries the objects of attack by political actors who are "running against the system?" What is the logic and pattern of these attacks, and how do they differ from country to country? Jay Rosen of NYU will sketch the scene in America, where the president of the United State is leading a hate movement against the mainstream media while it tries to investigate him. Marius Dragomir of Central European University in Budapest will describe the situation in Hungary, where independent media is under constant attack, and give an overview of the problem in Europe. After 30 minutes we will open it up to the audience for reports from other countries.