In December 2021, a record 488 journalists and media workers were in prison globally, and 46 journalists were killed while doing their jobs in the same year.
Journalism globally faces a sustainability crisis. It largely stems from declining advertising revenue, loss of revenue to technology giants, control of news media by political actors and individuals with business interests, disinformation, and dwindling public trust.
The new centre will continue these activities, expand its focus on the African continent and on digital media while growing its research output
This year the team tackled the theme of ‘work’, formal and informal as well as entrepreneurial in the Johannesburg suburbs of Melville and Parktown.