FP Virtual Dialogue: Protecting the Press
Safeguarding journalists in an increasingly volatile world
Amid geopolitical turmoil and trends of democratic backsliding, the safety and security of journalists have been increasingly under attack, both in the physical world and online. Independent and fact-based journalism is essential to providing critical information to the public, holding officials to account, and fostering trust in democratic institutions. Global actions need to be taken to protect both the safety and security of journalists, and their vital role in preserving and strengthening democracy around the world.
Foreign Policy, in partnership with Microsoft, convened international experts on press freedom to explore what is being done, and what efforts are still needed, to safeguard journalists in geopolitically tumultuous contexts. What are the range of threats that journalists are facing today, physically and in the digital space? How can public- and private- sector partners strengthen global networks of information sharing to better provide for the physical, legal, and digital security of journalists? We hosted a timely discussion on the dangerous reality of those working to spread information amid growing unrest and threats to democratic institutions, and how governments are collaborating with partners to protect them.
Join the conversation online using #ProtectingthePress.