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Youth and the News in Five Charts

The space for independent media is shrinking in countries around the world. Growing restrictions on press freedoms, coupled with global changes in the economy of news brought on by rapid digitization, are making it difficult for media to operate independently and survive economically. These trends are most extreme in low- and middle-income countries, where small media markets and weak safeguards for independent media mean that news outlets are easily captured by powerful business or political interests. What do these trends mean for youth in countries around the world? How do they access high-quality independent information in rapidly changing news ecosystems? We asked them.