While concerns around misinformation, disinformation, and the need for greater media trust and literacy are becoming increasingly common, these concerns are often understood in the context of creating a more informed and engaged citizenry. Less often, and arguably less understood, are the ways that declining trust in media manifest as a serious safety issue for journalists. In this panel journalists and media freedom experts from around the world will explore the changing media landscape, both in person and online, and the ways that declining trust in media can directly contribute to both online and physical threats for the press, and exacerbate already dangerous situations for journalists - whether covering polling stations in Arizona or conflict in Kyiv. This panel is especially pertinent following the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk in November 2022.

Organised in association with Committee to Protect Journalists.