Statement from the Chair of FJA Steering Committee

EVA MERKACHEVA, Journalist, Human Rights Defender, Chair of FJA Steering Committee:

"Journalism has been challenged in the face of pandemic. Governments of different countries have exploited the situation in order to avoid responding editorial requests. They punish media for investigations. However any problem is a challenge and it holds great potential. Now is the time to use new tools to acquire information and join together in defense of freedom of speech and the rights of journalists."