Press Freedom Day: Journalism Under Digital Siege

Season 1, Ep. 5

As we commemorated Press Freedom Day on May 3, we looked at this year’s theme “Journalism under Digital Siege,” as an invitation to have some important discussions around the safety of journalists online. 

Do social media platforms need be more transparent where harassment and trolling is concerned?

Is human rights based governance needed to ensure that internet companies do more to tackle disinformation and fake news? 

Must privacy standards all over the internet be strengthened and are legal actions needed to ensure that journalists are not constantly under digital threat?