Voice of America | Why a free press matters 

VOA asked journalists from around the world, ‘Why a free press matters’, and journalists from Zimbabwe to Afghanistan explained why a free press is important in the context of their countries. Read the article here

News24 | SA editors’ forum remains concerned about journalists’ safety

In line with World Press Freedom Day, the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) continued to raise concerns about the safety of journalists. Among the safety concerns were online threats, hate speech, death threats, and threats of physical harm. It added that women journalists were also threatened with rape, death and attacks on their families. Read more about it here.

Dabanga | Media in Sudan face increasing harassment

Over the past decade, Sudan has consistently ranked near the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, and with the current conflict in the country, press freedom remains under threat. Read the article here. 

The Guardian | Chatbot ‘journalists’ found running almost 50 AI-generated content farms

Chatbots pretending to be journalists have been discovered running almost 50 AI-generated ‘content farms’ so far, according to an investigation by the anti-misinformation outfit NewsGuard. Read the article here.

Africa.com | Drone journalism and its benefits

Drone journalism has the potential to improve the safety of journalists working in volatile or unsafe areas. Read the article here.

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