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