Journalists facing pressure, Forum claims

Journalists from over 10 Pacific Island countries participating in a United States tour through the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program with Congressman Ed Case. Picture: SUPPLIED

JOURNALISTS are facing growing pressure across the Pacific, the Melanesia Media Freedom Forum says.

The group held its annual meeting in Brisbane this week, where it painted a grim picture of the industry.

The Melanesia Media Freedom Forum said there had been a global decline of democracy, and increases in misinformation.

In Melanesia, the group said social media was an existential threat to media companies, where women also faced discrimination.

More in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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