/ 20 February 2024

A drained state hurts the economy

Erosion in public confidence in the media could embolden leaders with autocratic tendencies. It could also provoke violence against journalists
(Gemma Ritchie/M&G)
And there are fewer journalists to hold policymakers accountable for this decline

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