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World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Across the world, journalism is under fire. While more individuals have access to content than ever before, the combination of political polarization and technological change have facilitated the rapid spread of hate speech, misogyny and unverified 'fake news', often leading to disproportionate restrictions on freedom of expression. In an ever-growing number of countries, journalists face physical and verbal attacks that threaten their ability to report news and information to the public.

In the face of such challenges, the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offer a critical analysis of the trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. With a special focus on gender equality in the media, the report provides a global perspective that serves as an essential resource for UNESCO Member States, international organizations, civil society groups, academia and individuals seeking to understand the changing global media landscape.

 

 

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Freedom of expression and the safety of foreign correspondents:

trends, challenges and responses
      

Letting the sun shine in: transparency and accountability in the digital age
      

The Right to Information in Times of Crisis
      

Safety of Journalists Covering Protests                               

 

                                                                                                                        

 

Safety of Journalists Covering Protests

Regional Highlights July-December 2020

Cover image of Safety of Journalists Covering Protests Update July - December 2020

 

Journalism, Press Freedom and Covid-19
      

   

 

2020

Reporting Facts: Free From Fear or Favour

 

  

2019

Elections and Media in Digital Times
      

   

Access to Information: A New Promise for Sustainable Development

   

Intensified Attacks, New Defences (Report on Safety of Journalists)