Media Watchdog: COVID-19 Is Worsening Threat To Global Press Freedom

Submitted by rhowell on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:21

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing healthcare and economic woes around the world, and some governments are using the global crisis as an opportunity to seize control of information flowing from and within their borders.  With press freedom increasingly under attack, many journalists find it difficult to collect and provide details about COVID-19, especially in nations that have been hot spots for the virus. In this edition of Update-1, Broadcast Podcast team member Shannon Fisher speaks with Executive Director of Reporters Without Borders (a.k.a. Reporters sans Frontières, or RSF) USA Dokhi Fassihian about the challenges journalists face during this global pandemic and the work RSF is doing to protect journalists who encounter severe interference in the course of gathering details about COVID-19.