Imagine waking up tomorrow and every journalist had been arrested or quit their jobs. What would the world look like without good-quality journalism? This seems like an unlikely scenario but globally independent journalism is under real threat and its future is uncertain.

The latest Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index found that in seven out of ten countries worldwide, the press freedom environment is “bad”, while UNESCO’s latest World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report revealed how 85% of the world’s population experienced a decline in press freedom in their country in the preceding five years.