Covid-19 and Journalism

RICARDO GUTIÉRREZ, General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists:

"In the current crisis, governments should promote greater transparency and improve access to information. Unfortunately, many are doing the opposite, by restricting the capacity of journalists or passing repressive laws against so-called fake news. Journalism as a public good is more necessary than ever in this context. Journalists are there to defend the public interest. Governments should facilitate the essential mission of journalists, rather than repress them".