May 6, 2020
The recent World Press Freedom Day was a reminder of the growing
threats faced by journalists around the world. The coronavirus
pandemic only exacerbates things, especially for media navigating
places where corruption and democratic backsliding are on the rise
as some leaders seek to take advantage of the moment for political
or financial gain.
On the second episode of Out of Order, produced with GMF’s Frontlines of Democracy Initiative, GMF’s Jonathan Katz talks with Drew Sullivan, publisher and founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), about how the pandemic has affected an already difficult media landscape in countries like Russia, Serbia, and Hungary; and the potential impact on corruption and investigative journalism in the region.