Landscape Mapping for
Since the AJF’s inception in 2018 and amid the Covid-19 crisis, there have been significant changes to press freedom in the Asia–Pacific region. To track this and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the regional challenges facing democracy that involve press freedom, AJF has created a data visualisation so organisations, governments, journalists and the general public can track the status of these issues during that time frame and see how they’ve evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This project will, in turn, aid the development of solutions to support press freedom and democracy.
The AJF’s aim in developing this data-visualisation is for it to be of use in the following ways:
- as a monitor for the overall health of press freedom in the region;
- as a means for the public and interested organisations to easily access updates on the press freedom status of countries in the region; and
- as a resource organisations can use to develop strategy to deal with crises and the impacts they have on press freedom.