“More and more democratically-elected leaders no longer see the media as part of democracy’s essential underpinning, but as an adversary to which they openly display their aversion.”
Amal Clooney, international rights lawyer and the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, was appointed to lead a U.K. special envoy on media freedom after an alarming increase in media hostility in 2018.
U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt appointed Clooney saying that the international lawyer would be assigned to protect journalists around the world and raised concern that violence against journalists had reached an “alarming level globally.”
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