Free societies depend on truth and transparency, but in the era of #fakenews, journalism is under siege. Public trust in the media is at an all-time low, while more journalists are being murdered for doing their job than ever before. This discussion, including Jamal Khashoggi’s editor at the Washington Post, a former war correspondent and VP of communications at News Corp, and the advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists will explore the importance of ground truth -- the lengths that people go to get it, and the lengths that governments go to stop it. They will examine the current dangers, and explore potential solutions for protecting the freedom of information, and reporters' lives.
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