Future-Proofing Media Freedom: An Increasingly Dangerous Profession?

How can the rights and physical safety of journalists be protected?

Audio Published 29 October 2020 Updated 25 November 2022 64 minute listen

Throughout the world, journalists and other news workers are facing new and growing threats. From the state-sponsored killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the state-led harassment of Maria Ressa, to the suppression of dissent in Hong Kong and the demonization of journalists by the Trump administration, the excesses of the state are endangering the lives and livelihoods of journalists as they seek to produce public interest media. These risks are exacerbated by the viral disinformation crisis which was discussed in Episode 2 of the series.

This episode focuses on the various threats facing media professionals, and consider new initiatives seeking to protect their rights at a multilateral and local level.

This mini-series was produced in collaboration with Luminate and the International Center for Journalists