Key trends:

  • Fueling the pandemic, a dangerous “disinfodemic” has arisen

  • Against soaring demand for verified information, independent media have risen to the challenge

  • Technology companies are taking action, but more transparency is needed

  • Some regulatory measures have led to new restrictions of human rights

  • To keep the public informed, journalists are putting their own safety at risk

  • The economic impact of COVID-19 may pose an existential threat to journalism

  • Amid the crisis, there are new opportunities to stand up for journalism

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