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Threats to independent journalism post-Covid-19: impacts for anti-corruption

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Threats to independent journalism post-Covid-19: impacts for anti-corruption

Independent reporting that helps uncover corruption is under new threat as a result of the pandemic.
11 May 2020

Media advertising and sales revenues have dropped dramatically as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This – along with new emergency laws – may constrain press freedom and independent journalism. Is an international fund for public interest media the answer?

Read the blog post by Saul Mullard, U4 Senior Adviser.

    About the author

    Saul Mullard is a senior adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre and a civil society specialist with a background in historical sociology, development studies and South Asian studies. His research interests include the relationship between corruption and climate change and the role of local communities and indigenous peoples in addressing corruption and environmental protection. Mullard holds a doctorate and master’s in South and Inner Asian Studies from the University of Oxford, as well as a BA in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.


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