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South Africa’s Pretoria News didn’t dress itself in glory with its false decuplets story. This picture was taken following Nelson Mandela’s death in 2013. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

False story about decuplets was a low point for journalism: how to fix the damage

Tighter controls are not the answer; the opportunity should be used to think differently about trust and journalism. It is critical to enable audiences to distinguish reliable, verified information.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in May 2017, greeting supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Frank Augstein/AP

Julian Assange’s extradition victory offers cold comfort for press freedom

In her ruling, the judge rejected claims that Assange’s case was an assault on press freedom, which must concern anyone who believes in the oversight role that journalists play in a democracy.
Kenyan journalists, some covering their mouths with tape, hold signs during a march to demand for press freedom in Nairobi in 2013. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 has worsened attacks against journalists in Kenya

More needs to be done to ensure that journalists can do their important work without fear or favour.

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