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Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

How to save local news

Published On: February 12, 2021 09:00 AM NPT By: Anya Schiffrin

Unless countries go beyond short-term support to build and nurture more resilient local-news ecosystems, the reliable and verifiable information our societies need will become increasingly difficult to find.

How to protect journalists from online harassment

Published On: July 19, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Anya Schiffrin

NEW YORK – France is one of the few countries that have introduced laws that address cyberharassment, including that aimed at journalists. Others would do well to emulate it.

Caution for media regulators

Published On: April 19, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Anya Schiffrin

With spread of disinformation online, regulations to police some kinds of speech may seem like a good idea but in some cases, laws enacted in “public interest” can actually work against it