Enabling media markets to work for democracy at the Paris Peace Forum

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30.11.21

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Our programmes manager, Khadija Patel joined a panel at the recent Paris Peace Forum discussing why public interest media is fundamental to ensuring free and fair elections, countering misinformation, and providing a space for civil and democratic norms to thrive.

Media outlets are in crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated a chronic structural crisis, causing a catastrophic reduction in media revenues. This could lead to what the UN Secretary-General has described as a “media extinction” event, especially in low- and middle-income countries. An independent, coordinated, and multilateral response is vital for public interest media’s development, sustainability, and independence, protecting its role as a cornerstone of democracy worldwide.

Here is Khadija talking to the panel’s host, New York Times’s chief correspondent in Paris and former op-ed columnist, Roger Cohen.

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