New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media. © Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

IWPR's Frontline Update - World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2020

IWPR's Frontline Updates – unique insights from our network of local reporters and updates from our programmes.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2020

Fighting the Misinformation Pandemic

Why free and fair journalism is also a key part of the battle against coronavirus.
 

Anthony Borden

Anthony Borden
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Around the world, we clang our pots and pans in unison to express our gratitude for the health workers saving our lives. Where would we be without them? And we express thanks to the shopkeepers, delivery personnel and other service providers who allow us to endure, week by week, keeping the lights on and food on our tables.
 

So, on World Press Freedom Day, it is right that we pause to give thanks to another set of ‘key workers’ – often unheralded if not vilified, but without whom we also could not survive: journalists.

"The pandemic is a crisis of health and of public policy, and increasingly of economics and finance. But it is also a crisis of information."

Prime-minister Ion Chicu at a press briefing without a press.
Prime-minister Ion Chicu at a press briefing without a press. © gov.md
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2020

Moldovan Media Angry Over Covid-19 Restrictions

Fears that state is using emergency to limit press freedom.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2020

Central Asian Media Struggles with Covid-19 Quarantine

Reporters face government smokescreens, nationwide closures and “insane” stress levels.

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Photo: Freepik
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