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How can reliable news be accessed?

by Bioreports

From: Inside Story

On World Press Freedom Day, an in-depth discussion on the importance of an open and free media.


Philippine journalist Maria Ressa waves to members of the media after attending a court hearing in Manila on July 22, 2020, on charges of tax evasion. - Ressa pleaded not guilty on July 22 to tax evasion, as President Rodrigo Duterte's government faced growing calls to drop all charges against the veteran reporter [File: AFP/Maria Tan]

Governments need to take action to protect women journalists from increasing online threats.

The report studied social media posts including those directed at Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa [File: Reuters/Eloisa Lopez]

Nearly three-quarters of female journalists surveyed experienced online abuse, and a quarter faced physical threats.

Police attempt to stop journalists from recording footage outside a court in Shanghai during the trial of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan [File: Leo Ramirez/AFP]

Reporters Without Borders says repression and attacks on press freedom worldwide increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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