The Covid-19 experience – hampered by populist politicians, global inequalities and a pandemic of misinformation – makes plain the difficulties of forging a global consensus on tackling climate change.
Amid the outbreak, audiences have turned to professional journalists like never before to learn how to stay safe, protect their jobs and tell fact from fiction. Covid-19 has highlighted many things, including the critical role a credible and reliable media plays in the health and well-being of our societies.
At a time when the public are most in need of critical information, many newsrooms, hit by shrinking revenue streams, are finding it harder to deliver on their mission – with grave implications for society
Worldwide, new forms of financial and institutional support will be necessary to sustain public interest journalism. These must be independent to ensure government accountability and maintain democratic participation.