Dear friends and supporters,
Our thoughts are with all of you during this trying time. We hope this email finds you well and in safe shelter.
This public health crisis has shown the vital importance of reliable news and information (if any demonstration were still necessary). This crisis is irrefutable proof of what we have always said, that censorship is not just a domestic issue. The control of information in certain countries has consequences throughout the world and we are suffering the effects today. Disinformation and rumour are harmful.
They make people take bad decisions, they restrict free will and sap intelligence.
Now more than ever, the fight we wage is clearly essential. Now more than ever, we would like to thank you for enabling us to defend information that is freely and independently reported, information that can be trusted.
RSF’s staff throughout the world are now teleworking. Measures to guarantee the continuation of our activities to the utmost, while ensuring our personnel’s safety, were taken last weekend. So, we will continue to send you regular information about our activities and the latest developments, especially those related to this public health crisis.
Thank you again for your support and please take care of yourselves.
REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS