Ken Doctor on how to help the challenged cause of press freedom worldwide

“As we approach 2015, there’s a big chill bearing down on almost every continent. The press — weakened by its own business bad fortunes — is seeing an unprecedented level of challenge,” writes Doctor. “It’s not just the numbers that tell the story here. The pressures on journalists have multiplied, with the digital revolution creating some of those in unpredictable ways.”

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