Reporters are being threatened, harassed, assaulted, imprisoned and killed.

World leaders often target journalists and news outlets they don't agree with, denouncing reporting as "fake news". 

Amid the heightening threats, dangers and name-calling, polls show the public's trust in the news media has plummeted.

What should be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Who should be responsible to protect journalists? What can be done to restore the public's trust in news reporting?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie

Guests:

Maria Ressa - CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com

David Schlesinger - Board Member of the Committee to Protect Journalists

Sean Spicer - Former White House Press Secretary

Lead image: Handout/Moises Saman/TIME Inc/ AFP

Source: Al Jazeera News