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The last time IFEX came together as a network was in Montreal in 2017, under the theme: Rights, Resistance, and Resilience. But in our current global context it has become increasingly apparent that we need to move beyond resistance, and find ways to disrupt the current paradigm.

Frankly, it has become far too easy to interfere with the media’s key role in supporting fair elections and healthy democracies. As the Executive Director of the IFEX network writes, each World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to renew our vow to make it difficult for those who try to do so.

College students participate in a protest to defend press freedom in Manila, Philippines, 17 January 2018, NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Threats, insults and attacks are now part of the “occupational hazards” for journalists in many countries.