Innovations in journalism: The Forum under the aegis of the UN Global Communication Department
Financial obstacles facing many mass media are among the most dangerous consequences of the pandemics for journalism. The UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres has said about this making speech at the event dedicated to the World Day for Press Freedom, - the UN Press Service informs.
The UN Secretary General has called the countries to render support to recently founded International Media Foundation, which helps independent press to survive, mainly in the countries with low and medium income.
The event timed to the World Day for Press Freedom was organized by the UN Global Communication Department together with the partners under campaign against disinformation. The UN think that it is necessary to enforce the combat against disinformation and hate speech in mass media.
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was awarded with the UNESCO’s Guillermo Kano Award, took part in the Forum. She thinks that today, when people get information, sometime wrong information, from social networks, the journalism received bigger importance than before.
“When we don’t know the facts, we don’t have general vision of the reality. Disseminated lie replaces the facts while the truth remains in the shadow. In the result, we lose trust”, - she said. In order to survive, the press has to address to new technologies, the journalist thinks.
Her colleague, Maria Ronderos from Colombia thinks that the journalism will revive by innovations and experimental approaches.