Reporters are being threatened, harassed, assaulted, imprisoned and killed.
World leaders often target journalists and news outlets they don’t agree with, denouncing reporting as “fake news”.
And amid the heightening threats, dangers and name-calling, polls show the public’s trust in the news media has plummeted.
What should be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Who should be responsible to protect journalists? What can be done to restore the public’s trust in news reporting?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Maria Ressa – CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com
David Schlesinger – Board Member of the Committee to Protect Journalists
Sean Spicer – Former White House Press Secretary
Lead image: Handout/Moises Saman/TIME Inc/ AFP
Source: Al Jazeera News