In a world still consumed by the pandemic, the classic role of the press remains as essential – and as under attack – as ever.
Prosecutions, house arrest and travel bans among multiple threats deployed by the state.
“The more we fight for transparency, the more it will help people be accountable.”
How local journalists are working to stop radicals exploiting the pandemic as a recruitment tool.
Poor management and few financing options mean that most outlets are in thrall to political powers.
Are Kyiv’s sanctions against pro-Russian TV channels and social networks a violation of free speech or essential to fight disinformation?
The pandemic has allowed the authorities to further abuse technology and restrict freedom of speech.
Fears that official hostility may be fuelling dangers to independent journalism.
Experts fear that the Covid-19 crisis may deal a fatal blow to some independent outlets.
The regime cannot counter the immediacy of radical but peaceful collective disobedience.