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Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists

Since the epidemic has been rampant around the world, covid-19 has been on the front page of every newspaper and media outlet. Some people are sorry to see the over-media coverage that has overshadowed all the rest of our international news. They are not entirely wrong, but what would we do without information, in this terrible global ordeal, to understand, protect ourselves and anticipate the risks?
If the free press is a sine qua non of our democracies, it is even more necessary in times of pandemic. Authoritarian regimes, used to gag journalists in normal times, are now finding additional grounds for repression. Reporters Without Borders reacted immediately by setting up Tracker 19 to prevent press freedom violations in this unprecedented context. And Cartooning for Peace is joining forces with UNESCO through a cartoon awareness campaign (here), on the occasion of 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Cristina (Portugal)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Cristina (Portugal)
  • Sherif Arafa (Egypte / Egypt)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Sherif Arafa (Egypte / Egypt)
    Ebola - Sida - Coronavirus
  • Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
    Nous sommes avec le coronavirus et faisons connaître son plan pour anéantir l'humanité !
  • BRandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - BRandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa)
  • Lasserpe (France)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Lasserpe (France)
    Indispensable news channels - So, this containment ... ? It's not too hard?
  • Ali Ghamir (Maroc / Morocco)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Ali Ghamir (Maroc / Morocco)
    La recherche scientifique dit que l'opinion est contagieuse - C'est un masque supplémentaire pour vous - presse
  • Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    post-vérité - liberté de la presse - liberté d'expression - haine - censure - peur
  • Le Hic (algérie / Algeria)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Le Hic (algérie / Algeria)
    journalist
  • Martirena (Cuba)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Martirena (Cuba)
    Presse
  • Jiho (France)
    Covid-19: the essential role of the press and journalists - Jiho (France)
    The revival of the paper press - no more toilet paper!
  • Cristina (Portugal)
  • Sherif Arafa (Egypte / Egypt)
  • Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
  • BRandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa)
  • Lasserpe (France)
  • Ali Ghamir (Maroc / Morocco)
  • Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Le Hic (algérie / Algeria)
  • Martirena (Cuba)
  • Jiho (France)