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Journalism under Authoritarianism

jour·nal·ism

noun

1. the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media

What is it like to provide accurate news coverage when the government is actively creating false narratives? Journalism is essential to a healthy democracy. But it's also often a key part of fighting authoritarianism. Dictatorships rely on uninformed citizens who are divided from each other. In these situations, independent media struggles against censorship, limited resources and threats to personal safety. Journalists do this to inform citizens, hold their government accountable and push for democratic change. For this episode, our host Lucas Jensen ties together the challenges of and the motivations for reporting from within a dictatorship.

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