Truth in a time of contagion: South Asia Press Freedom Report 2020-21

As the second wave of the Covid pandemic surges across the South Asia region, journalists remain in the thick of a storm that has surrounded their working lives every day for the past year. In this climate, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) launched the 19th annual South Asia Press Freedom Report, Truth in a Time of Contagion: The Viral Frontline.

As the title suggests, Truth in a Time of Contagion: The Viral Frontline goes inside the key media issues of the Covid-19 pandemic and documents the stories of struggle, courage and resistance of a media industry in crisis and under attack on economic and political fronts in almost every country of the region.

Read the online report: Truth in a Time of Contagion: The Viral Frontline

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