Media freedoms appear increasingly under siege around the world, with concerning signs that achieving middle-income status is no guarantee for an independent political watchdog in the form of the press.
Water scarcity is already a clear and present danger, and it is the innocent, particularly women and children, who are harmed most. When we are inundated with information about water it’s easy to become desensitized. World Water Day
on March 22nd gives us an opportunity to reflect on the one simple truth: water is life.
On International Women’s Day newspapers and radio shows are filled with women’s voices. Yet too often the media’s attention is fleeting.
These are the best of times, but without a doubt also the worst of times, for journalism and journalists – especially women in the media.
While our goal at Inter Press Service is to provide information – a precious global public good – we naturally applaud all efforts to foster and promote the safety of journalists, and so applaud UNESCO’s international conference in Paris on Friday, February 5, 2016 with media executives and member states to discuss just that.