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Le Status Quo des Journalistes en France et à Travers le Monde

Des Journalistes de 52 pays font part de leurs plus grandes craintes au sujet de leur industrie, de leurs sentiments personnels à l'égard de la profession et des raisons pour lesquelles la liberté de la presse doit être protégée.

#FutureofJournalism

     En tant qu’agence créatrice de contenu avec un penchant pour le big-data, nous travaillons en communion avec les journalistes pour forger ce que nous espérons être un avenir meilleur pour l’industrie. Dans ce contexte, nous estimons que le contenu pourrait jouer un rôle dans la mesure du statu quo de l’industrie afin de comprendre ce que ressentent réellement les journalistes aujourd’hui. Nous avons constaté directement les changements fondamentaux que connaissent les rédactions à l’ère de la numérisation, et nous sommes convaincus que l’avenir du journalisme devrait être défini par les journalistes eux-mêmes, pas seulement par les patrons et leurs comités.

Afin de lancer un débat sur le sujet, nous devons d’abord comprendre la myriade de défis auxquels le journalisme moderne est confronté aujourd’hui. Nous avons eu l’idée de mener cette étude car nous estimions qu’il était grand temps que les journalistes expliquent directement leurs points de vue sur la santé de l’industrie, ce qu’ils craignent et pourquoi ils estiment que la liberté de la presse est cruciale pour la société.

Pour savoir ce que les journalistes pensent de leur industrie, nous avons envoyé un sondage à divers journalistes du monde entier en leur posant trois questions simples :

  1. Selon vous, quelle est la plus grande menace pour le journalisme aujourd’hui ?
  2. En un mot, qu’est-ce qui définit le journalisme dans votre pays à l’heure actuelle ?
  3. Pourquoi les gens devraient-ils se soucier de protéger la liberté de la presse ?

Ceux qui ont choisi de participer au sondage ont ensuite eu la possibilité de fournir leur nom ou de rester anonymes. Nous avons reçu des réponses provenant de 52 pays, et plus de 40 % nous ont autorisés à les citer personnellement.

Nous espérons que les résultats du sondage susciteront une conversation entre les journalistes, qui sont tous confrontés aux mêmes défis, afin de trouver des solutions en partageant leurs expériences et en suscitant de nouvelles idées sur la façon d’apporter innovation et stabilité à leur métier – et peut-être même de contribuer à éduquer le public sur ce à quoi ressemblerait une vie sans journalisme libre.

“Ce que les journalistes pensent de leur métier peut se révéler un très bon indicateur de la santé de notre société à plus grande échelle. De ce fait, il est alarmant de constater que la majorité des journalistes sondés sont autant soucieux de la stabilité de leur industrie. Il est aussi innacceptable que tant de journalistes rapportent vivre dans la peur, pour leur sécurité ou par rapport à leur droit à pouvoir s’exprimer librement.” commente Elizabeth Ryan, Chef de Contenu chez Sweet Spot PR. “Nous sommes optimistes quant au fait que les meilleurs jours du journalisme sont toujours devant nous. Cependant, il est clair que les journalistes du monde entier sont menacés et que c’est le devoir de notre société de protéger leur métier et leurs valeurs.”

Vous retrouverez ci-dessous les réponses du monde entier et des différentes régions définies dans la méthodologie.

Q

.1

Selon vous, quelle est la plus grande menace pour le journalisme aujourd'hui ?

N’hésitez pas à télécharger les tableaux ci-dessous en cliquant sur l’icône en haut à droite de ces derniers.

Résultats Globaux

Résultats Régionaux

Q

.2

En un mot, qu'est-ce qui définit le journalisme dans votre pays à l'heure actuelle ?

Mots Positifs





Mots Négatifs













Q

.3

Pourquoi les gens devraient-ils se soucier de protéger la liberté de la presse ?

Citations

Citations Anonymes

Because people need to be informed as fully as possible to fully exercise their right to know and their right of choice. It's an individual and collective right. It's democracy.
Eric Mettout
Deputy Editor L'Express - France
Information is your freedom to choose.
Jean-Baptiste Naudet
Le Nouvel Observateur
Freedom is the basis of expression and communication
Anonymous
Argentina
Who is more likely to tell the truth? Donald Trump or The New York Times?
Anonymous
Melbourne, Australia
Because information is a war and citizen/consumers are losing it
Loris Guémart
La Gazette en Yvelines & La Gazette de la Défense - France
No democracy without freedom of press
Philippe Dupuy
Grand Reporter Nice Matin - France
Press is guardian of democracy
Anonymous
Belgrade, Serbia
Not to be swayed by power and money
Anonymous
Gwang-ju, South Korea
The freedom of press is necessary to ensure journalists can deliver clear information about all aspects of society, no matter how discomforting it might be to political leaders. So that people can make their opinion about what goes on in their city/region/country and go to the poll with and informed mind. This is utterly important in Switzerland, a country where people vote more than any other place in the world.
Boris Busslinger
Le Temps - Switzerland
To preserve democracy and their own freedom
Bernard Monnet
20 Minutes - Switzerland
Print publications (largely) ensure content is researched, fact checked, and is unbiased in nature. True, that depends on the outlet in question, but there are still publications who see providing fact based news as their civic duty.
Anonymous
Ireland
Because leaving the dissemination of information solely in the hands of the government and private entities is a grave threat to democracy as we know it.
Anonymous
Jerusalem, Israel
Because it one of the cornerstones of democracy, indispensable in a free society
Joachim Riedl
DIE ZEIT - Austria
Freedom of press is freedom of the people
Aurore Mudiayi Bukassa
Belga News Agency - Belgium
if there is no evidence of truthful reporting, public and social trust is ruined
Anonymous
Vienna, Austria
Freedom of press has been proven an efficient instrument in the struggle against the construction of fake stories
Anonymous
Brussels, Belgium
Just a question of democracy. Do you really want the GAFA to make a permanent hand on information ?
Anne Lessard
A precise knowledge of facts and context is the ground of a real democracy
Gerard Larnac
The press exists to serve communities before the government or politicians. We provide checks and balances.
Anonymous
Gaborone, Botswana
For having the good information, the truth
Anonymous
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Verified and independent information, as opposed to rumors and propaganda, are the backbone of democracy
Pauline Grand d'Esnon
NEON
Freedom of the press is the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship. Democracy requires that those in power are held accountable for their actions. Whether you agree with the opinion or the outlet or not, the freedom to express it is paramount. When the press is silenced, the people are powerless.
Jared Lindzon
Freelance Journalist - Canada
Press freedom really means you, as a member of your community, get an advocate whose job is to hold governments, corporations and others to account, expose wrongdoing and sometimes generate personal and societal change for the better. Without it, there's just too much opportunity for the aforementioned to go astray.
Anonymous
Ottawa, Canada
We are you. We are asking the questions you would ask if you could, pressing for clear answers, looking down the road for consequences. For the most part, we act in the public's interest. If we are muzzled, you will miss us, whether you realize that at this moment or not.
Anonymous
Montreal, Canada
A free, unbiased press is the very fundament for our democracy
Hans Peter Blicher
Editor in chief TV2 Denmark - Denmark
Look at the countries who practise the alternative to free press
Peter Møller
TV 2 DENMARK - Denmark
An independent and truthful press is one of the essential pillars of society. and we need to support journalists and whistleblowers alike to protect it.
Anonymous
Santiago, Chile
Good journalism is the primary bulwark against encroaching despotism, erosion of freedom.
Anonymous
Cyprus
Freedom of press is fundamentally for a democracy, and you shall not take it for granted with current government attacks i many countries, cuts in economy for public service media and the overwhelming competition from tech giants.
Kurt Strand
Danish National Radio P1 - Denmark
Protecting the freedom of press means protecting democracy
Antti Ylönen
Kainuun Sanomat - Finland
Because you don't want a world that is run by economy, religion, a certain political point of view or one man - with no one with none of these to look over their shoulder...
Anonymous
Fredericia, Denmark
Free press works for your freedom, for democracy, for development
Anonymous
Dominican Republic
Press freedom is essential for an as-close-to honest portrait of the world as we can have. It does not, however, exclude the press from being critically analysed by other bodies and held to account for ignorant or misleading reports.
Martin Newman
The Daily Telegraph - Australia
Caring about freedom of press is caring about yourself - as a citizen in an open, free, human and democratic society. If that's not your point, then just don't care.
Jan Thomsen
Berliner Zeitung/Berliner Kurier - Germany
If you want to make the right decisions for yourself, your family, your city, your country and the world, you just can't do without free press that will give you a balanced, fact-checked account of what really – REALLY – is happening.
Anonymous
Helsinki, Finland
"Without free press, it is impossible to get building blocks to such opinions, that one can create him/herself. Every organisation, governement ect. always explain things in such a way, that is the most profitable for it. Journalists have an unique stand: they are the only ones who are able to ask questions directly from organisations, governements, businesses ect. Even if every organization ect. is on social media, no average social media -user can ask them hard questions."
Anonymous
Finland
Independent journalism is the only guarantee of true democracy, journalists must guard the truth. Politics without the control of independent journalism always loses
Mario Pappagallo
Direttore URBES Magazine G medico scientifico del Corriere della Sera - Italy
In the absence of a free and vibrant media no amount of light not even the sun's would be sufficient to illuminate the earth.
Mohammed Adow
Senior Correspondent Aljazeera English - Kenya
People should find some alternative way to be informed as major press companies are all held by bilionnaire to protect their business
Anonymous
Strasbourg, France
Journalism is -- and should be -- about truth. It's about stories that bring the unknown into the light and hold people accountable for their actions.
Anonymous
Decatur, Georgia
In an era in which politicians publish any absurdity they want on social media and through the outlets they own, these networks of respectable news organisations and independent reporters remain the last defence against propaganda.
Mihai Popescu
VICE - Romania
The matter of free speech, including the free press, it's the foundation of what it is to be human in a free society. You are free to do or say whatever you like, but you are always responsible for it. A free press is one of the basic institutions that makes that kind of freedom a possible way of creating a society. The press makes everyone responsible.
David Wingren
Dagen - Sweden
Right now, we can see at Chemnitz what happens when people rely on fake news and social media rumours instead of correct and trustworthy information.
Anonymous
Germany
People should care because press freedom is the only way to ensure that we have some control over how we run our lives
Anonymous
New Delhi, India
" Only free press can give you the opposite sides of every story."
Robert Giebels
de Volkskrant - The Netherlands
A world that cannot write facts cannot escape evil. And it is not just the journalist's responsibility to have the truth.
Fatih Polat
Chief Editor Daily Evrensel Newspaper - Turkey
Everyone has the right to provide people his true story or the story he believe is true. But everybody has the right too to know all the stories. All without any exception.
Anonymous
Italy
People should care about protecting the freedom of press because it's essential to reinforce all human rights.
Anonymous
Ivory Coast
The rise of populist autocratic leaders of any extreme political stripe is only encouraged by encroachments on democracy, an essential component of which is an unfettered press. Two leading world superpowers - China and America - are currently circumscribing press freedom with an ultimate cost for trade progress the world over and a greater political risk to citizens' basic freedoms of choice.
Simon Greaves
Financial Times/FT.com - UK
Decisions that are made with only the knowledge of half-truths and falsehoods are always poor ones.
John Burgeson
Connecticut Post - USA
Because it was, is and always will be important to know what is happening
Anonymous
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
One of the reasons World War Two started was because the media dropped the ball and let fascism rise. History seems to be repeating it self.
Anonymous
New Zealand
As politics gets ever-more tribal, you'll need someone who doesn't owe his or her fealty to one of those tribes. That person is a journalist who (should) only have to answer to the Truth.
Dave Lucas
WJLA 24/7 News - USA
Freedom of press is necessary for freedom and freedom is necessary to live.
Marco Basti
Tribuna Italiana - https://www.tribunaitaliana.com/ - Argentina
Almost everything you want or need to know about beyond your immediate family and friends comes from the media; perhaps you take us for granted now, but if the decline of our industry continues, your understanding of your town, your community, your country will be profoundly reduced.
Anonymous
New Zealand
The public must understand that without press the society is dead
Anonymous
Lagos, Nigeria
The press looks out for your interests. We are taxpayers, parents, voters, drivers, consumers - we are you. Those who have power and influence want to divide us because by dividing us, they can operate in the shadows, remaining in power and amassing great riches at your expense. Journalists are flashlights. They shine light into the shadows to let you see how power and influence operates, so you can make informed decisions about the world you want to live in. Journalists are not perfect, sometimes the light can be distorted by human frailty and the same forces that would seek to discredit us. But even a distorted light helps to dispel the shadows. That is why the freedom of the press must be protected. That is why journalism is essential.
Nicole MacAdam
Financial Post Executive Producer (National Post) - Canada
Keep the world from being controlled by a handful of powerful men and their companies
Stephane Parent
Radio Canada International - Canada
The public deserves to know the truth about what is happening around us, not from the government or other entity, but from the unbiased press. Protecting press freedom will allow this.
Anonymous
Manila, Philippines
Because people can do so many bad things when no one is watching.
Anonymous
Warsaw, Poland
We are the eyes and ears of all who need someone to bear witness
Marcella Bernardo
NEWS1130 Radio Vancouver - Canada
If you want to stay clever, cool-headed and unsuggestible, you need very good journalism and the only way for it is protecting the freedom of press.
Ondřej Stratilík
Euro (news weekly) - Czech Republic
Protecting freedom of press means protecting your own freedom
Anonymous
The DailBucharest, Romaniay Telegraph - Australia
To have a true information about the world
Anonymous
Moscow, Russia
You'll have a headache when you wake up without an independent press, without a journalist free to report what they've seen. But this day, it would be too late.
Olivier Berger
La Voix du Nord - France
The freedom of the press is necessary because without it democracy as we have known it is not democracy at all. Instead it is a system in which those who get elected are competely unaccountable.
Michael Clifford
The Irish Examiner - Ireland
People are too influenced by some policies that override freedom of thought. Only a freedom of press can help to maintain the freedom of thought and therefore the pillars of democracy.
Anonymous
Madrid, Spain
It is very important, both to protect, and also facilitate for the free press to report on every issues that may be concerned in a society. The free press is important, not only for the people to examine and review the state, but also for revealing inconveniences in, both society and the state to enable society to develop.
Anonymous
Karlstad, Sweden
There is no democracy without freedom of press. Because without freedom of press, you don't matter. Your voice, your opinion, can't be heard.
Francesca Borri
Freelancer Journalist - Italy
If we would like to continue to build democracy, freedom of the press must be protected
Milka Tadić Mijović
Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro - Montenegro
Independant, unbiased information and clear statements are a necessary basis for democratic processes
Anonymous
Zurich, Switzerland
Free speech and the subsequent freedom of the press, when used responsibly, is a vital part of ensuring that people are both informed and able to express an opinion.
Anonymous
Hua Hin, Thailand
A free press is the cornerstone of a democratic society. If it's gone, how will you know what needs to change?
Alexia Russell
Newsroom.co.nz - New Zealand
Freedom of press is a pillar of real democracy
Roman Imielski
Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland
Journalists are the watchdogs, the people that challenge the powers that be. It will always be essential to have them around, especially in this crazy times where 'some people' seem to think that facts are merely opinions.
Anonymous
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Future can only be built with free minds, free voices.
Anonymous
Ankara, Turkey
If politicians and/or companies are buying media outlets our freedom of speech and freedom of building our own opinion is in danger.
Anna Meister
Luzerner Rundschau - Switzerland
The press is the public's first line of defense against politicians and governing bodies that are incompetent or corrupt. If the press is silenced, the public is not only silenced as well but is also deprived of truth.
Marcia Martinek
Editor Herald Democrat - USA
Journalism with integrity, and a free press, are vital in helping the public at large to discern the truth of a situation. An educated populace will make better decisions, which is why demagogues like Donald Trump decrying any news he doesn't agree with or that doesn't show him in a positive light as 'fake' is highly dangerous in skewing the truth. Likewise when predominently right wing corporations own the main UK news outlets, they flood the market with their biased agenda reporting.
Anonymous
London, UK
Conventional news, and ‘truth’ are in jeopardy. The freedom of the press is essential in a true democracy to hold our government and all organisations to account.
Anonymous
London, UK
The public needs an independent source of information about the workings of local government, schools, businesses and the other important institutions that they interact with and rely upon on a daily basis.
Stephen Buel
Telegraph Media - USA
"We take the torch to the back of the cave. We tell your stories. we sign our names. We stand in court."
Debra Erdley
" Tribune-Review - USA"
People don't realize why freedom of the press is critical but it is. Democracies run on information -- good, solid, impartial, factual information. If people do not have free, unfettered access to information, they can not take part in the democratic process. You can't rely on the government to tell you the truth.
Anonymous
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Week in and week out, newspapers cover life — the joy, the sorrows, the successes and disappointments. We keep an eye on government, reporting and scrutinizing its decisions at all levels — school boards, city councils, county commissions, the state Legislature and Congress — to ensure elected public officials are held accountable to their constituents, to disseminate the information needed to make good decisions and be better citizens. We tell the stories of people and issues in our communities with a passion for truth, respect and compassion for those we interview, and an ethical responsibility to report with fairness, accountability and transparency.
Anonymous
Golden, Colorado, USA
Much of government that affects the average citizen is local and unless you attend your town and county board meetings, talk to local officials and everyday citizens in town, how do you know what's happening. Well, the reporters for your local newspaper attend town and county board meetings, talk to local officials and everyday citizens in town, then make that information available to you. We are where you can't be.
Bruce A Scruton
New Jersey Herald - USA
To properly function as a representative democracy, citizens need to be able to make informed decisions about the representatives they choose and to understand the actions taken on their behalf. Responsible journalism is the most powerful means through which individual citizens can empower themselves to make decisions that best align with their needs, values and beliefs.
Michael Tsai
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - USA
It has been said by historians that “in establishing American independence, the pen and press had merit equal to that of the sword.” People may not realize the importance of the press and its role in our freedom, until it is taken away.
Anonymous
Brimley, Michigan, USA
Without the press, the most privileged of us will be increasingly all-powerful without fear of shame or retribution. Look at what happened to Gawker — taken down by a rich white guy with a grudge.
Anonymous
New York City - USA

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Méthodologie

Pour mener cette étude, nous avons envoyé ce sondage à plus de 1 000 journalistes (y compris les médias conservateurs et libéraux, ainsi que tout ce qui se trouve entre les deux) à travers le monde et leur avons permis de répondre entre le 24.08.2018 et le 16.10.2018. Nous avons reçu 365 réponses au total, avec des journalistes provenant de 52 pays.

Les questions du sondage étaient les suivantes :

  1. Selon vous, quelle est la plus grande menace pour le journalisme aujourd’hui ?
  2. En un mot, qu’est-ce qui définit le journalisme dans votre pays à l’heure actuelle ?
  3. Pourquoi les gens devraient-ils se soucier de protéger la liberté de la presse ?

Les options possibles pour la question 1 étaient les suivantes : Baisse des Recettes Publicitaires, Fake News, Répression Gouvernementale, Violence contre les Journalistes, Compression d’Effectifs, Réseaux Sociaux, Acquisition des Médias par des Sociétés et ‘Journaux en Ligne’

Nous avons pris la décision de retirer de la liste de citatiosn les réponses reçues dans une langue autre que l’Anglais. N’hésitez pas à entrer en contact avec nous si vous souhaitez ces dernières (Langues Disponibles : Espagnol, Français et Allemand)

Afin de pouvoir comparer les réponses et voir si elles différaient selon l’endroit où vivent et travaillent les journalistes dans le monde, nous avons divisé les résultats en six régions. En raison d’un nombre inférieur de répondants, les réponses de l’Asie, de l’Afrique et du Moyen-Orient ont été combinées. Les six régions sont définies comme suit :

  • Reste de l’Europe : Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Croatie, Chypre, Estonie, France, Hongrie, Irlande, Italie, Monténégro, Pays-Bas, Pologne, République tchèque, Roumanie, Royaume-Uni, Serbie, Suisse.
  • Europe Nordiques : Danemark, Finlande, Suède, Norvège.
  • Amérique du Nord : Canada, États-Unis.
  • Amérique latine : Argentine, Brésil, Chili, Colombie, Colombie, Mexique, Venezuela.
  • Moyen-Orient, Afrique et Asie : Géorgie, Israël, Liban, Qatar, Turquie, Émirats arabes unis, Botswana, République dominicaine, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Afrique du Sud, Zimbabwe, Inde, Indonésie, Malaisie, Philippines, Corée du Sud, Thaïlande, Russie.
  • Océanie : Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande.

N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous souhaitez un récapitulatif des réponses d’un pays en particulier. Si vous souhaitez traduire certaines des citations disponibles dans votre language, nous demandons à ce que le propos des personnes citées ne soit pas déformés et se rapprochent le plus possible de la pensée originale de l’interlocuteur.