Press freedom is of major concern to Indigenous journalists. They are seeking this freedom so that they can report freely in their communities and their local and national governments. When Indigenous Peoples are facing injustices, it is Indigenous media and journalists who are at the frontlines to tell their stories, but many Indigenous journalists are facing obstacles with regard to free press in their communities. On this World Press Freedom Day, Francine Compton, Associate Director of the Native American Journalists Association speaks to Cultural Survival.
Produced by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (Sunuwar)
Interviewee: Francine Compton (Anishinaabe)
Image: Cultural Survival
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission