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COMMENTARY: World Press Freedom Day: Go back to basics in journalism

  • Endy Bayuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, May 3, 2017 | 11:08 am
COMMENTARY: World Press Freedom Day: Go back to basics in journalism The public, now exposed to all kinds of unfiltered information on the internet, including hoaxes, fake news and propaganda, need the service of journalism, the traditional kind, more than ever. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Journalists around the world are marking World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on May 3 at a time when the profession faces an uncertain future because of the proliferation of news, including fake news, bombarding and confusing its audience.

With the traditional news platforms, particularly print, facing certain demise, that future is even bleaker in the absence of a business model that ca...

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