The U.S. Agency for Global Media and the Committee to Protect Journalists are proud to announce the second panel discussion in USAGM’s 2021 Media for Democracy Forum.
With governments around the world grasping for control of information flows, global press freedom continues its dramatic decline. At the same time, the need for accurate information is at an all-time high, with the resurgence of authoritarianism internationally, growing impacts of economic disparities, increased effects of climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spread.
More and more, smaller, innovative media organizations reporting on and in repressive societies are becoming a thorn in the side of those seeking to suppress fact-based information.
What are the current threats to journalists and independent media that are driving the change the news business model? What have these media organizations done that is different to allow them to better respond to the information needs of their audiences? What unique threats do they face and how have they managed them? And what lies ahead for the global news industry and independent journalism?
This is the second panel for USAGM’s 2021 Media for Democracy Forum. The first panel, “Global Disinformation vs. Democracy—Confronting the Existential Threat” was held May 5 in cooperation with Aspen Digital. Access it here.
USAGM’s Media for Democracy Forum brings together media experts, practitioners, opinion leaders, and policymakers to explore current trends in global media and their impact on democracy, as well as to identify solutions to the biggest threats facing free media.