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Social media and AI: Friends or foes of press freedom?

Social media has long been a boon to press freedom, allowing journalists from all over the world to make their voices heard, grow an audience, and build trust.

But rampant disinformation has increasingly eroded the space for trustworthy information online, multiplying risks for the journalists who help separate fact from fiction.


UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Ukraine update, World Press Freedom Day and Roger Rabbit

In this week’s show, two in three children in Ukraine have now had to flee the war since the Russian invasion, UNICEF takes no pleasure in telling us, while UN humanitarians have confirmed they’re now helping some 300 evacuees who’ve been bussed out of the devastated Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. And as refugee numbers rise globally, we’ll be finding out what soul legend Dionne Warwick thinks about this growing global emergency.

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Cartoons are funny but defending democracy is deadly serious work: Chappatte

If you like political cartoons, chances are that you’ve come across the work of Patrick Chappatte, in leading international newspapers and journals.

In addition to his prolific output, Mr. Chappate is also president of the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation; to coincide with World Press Freedom Day 2022 on 3 May, it’s unveiled a new exhibition in Geneva, featuring drawings by other top illustrators who take great risks to stand up to authority.

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Life or death challenges of a major TV broadcast union in the COVID era

How do you keep the cameras rolling as a member of one of the biggest TV broadcast organizations in the world, in the middle of a global health crisis?

That’s been the challenge for Liz Corbin, Head of News at the European Broadcasting Union, a public service provider, whose members' programmes reach more than a billion people in dozens of countries.