Attacks on journalists are on the rise and becoming more obvious around the world.
The International Press Institute or IPI has recorded 635 violations globally and says at least 49 journalists were killed in the past year.
The main offenders are authoritarian leaders who are increasingly emboldened in their crackdown on the media.
IPI says the pandemic is accelerating those negative trends as governments use the public health crisis to restrict press freedom.
And it warns new censorship rules could become the permanent norm.
On World Press Day, an in-depth discussion on the importance of an open and free media.
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Pauline Ades-Mevel, Editor in Chief and Spokeswoman at Reporters Without Borders
Tom Grundy, Editor-in-Chief & founder of Hong Kong Free Press.
Mohamed Elmasry, Chair of the Journalism Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
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