A member of the media receives medical help after being hit in the face with a projectile fired by police during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong on September 29 last year. The global environment for media has worsened. Photo: AFP A member of the media receives medical help after being hit in the face with a projectile fired by police during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong on September 29 last year. The global environment for media has worsened. Photo: AFP
A member of the media receives medical help after being hit in the face with a projectile fired by police during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong on September 29 last year. The global environment for media has worsened. Photo: AFP
Jeff Nankivell
Opinion

Opinion

Jeff Nankivell, Andrew Heyn, Hanscom Smith and Elizabeth Ward

Media freedom in Hong Kong and elsewhere needs defending more than ever

  • Threats against journalists and barriers to information access should be rightly viewed as attacks on human rights themselves
  • Media Freedom Coalition and Unesco’s Global Media Defence Fund are part of global efforts to address the impunity over attacks on journalists and promote media freedom

A member of the media receives medical help after being hit in the face with a projectile fired by police during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong on September 29 last year. The global environment for media has worsened. Photo: AFP A member of the media receives medical help after being hit in the face with a projectile fired by police during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong on September 29 last year. The global environment for media has worsened. Photo: AFP
A member of the media receives medical help after being hit in the face with a projectile fired by police during clashes with protesters in Hong Kong on September 29 last year. The global environment for media has worsened. Photo: AFP
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