Discussion: Media freedom under threat: What does the future hold?


2019 Season

Murders, death threats and ‘fake news’: Across the globe media freedom is increasingly under pressure. United States President Donald Trump’s expressed aversion to the media is even so severe that a coalition of journalists created a tracker to monitor legal and physical threats facing journalists in the US.

As of November, around the world 77 journalists – often reporters investigating corruption – were killed in 2018 and many more were threatened. Also in Europe, journalists are not safe, including in the Netherlands, Malta, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Turkey, where Saudi Arabian officials murdered the Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

Getting justice for these murders and threats has been extremely difficult. What does the future hold for media freedom?



Discussion featuring: 




David Campbell, World Press Photo, Clarice Gargard, journalist and writer, Jan Kooy, HRW, Nabil Khoury, Institute for War and Peace Reporting




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