Why a Free Press Matters
Editor’s note: For World Press Freedom Day 2023, VOA asked journalists a simple question: Why does a free press matter? Journalists in countries where VOA broadcasts — from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe — opened up about the importance of a free media, the challenges they face and the stories their audiences care about, such as politics, the economy and even the success of their favorite soccer teams. We captured their views in this interactive feature.
Jessica Jerreat, VOA Press Freedom Editor