Media Freedom Heroes 2018

DW Akademie works worldwide with people who are continually and creatively committed to free media. For World Press Freedom Day, we spoke to media workers about their experiences and approach.

Whether she's a journalist ensuring that indigenous Bolivians can hear their own languages on the radio, he's an investigative reporter aiming to establish journalistic standards in Mongolia, or they're young citizen reporters telling the stories of refugees in Lebanese camps, DW Akademie is working worldwide with committed media workers.

For World Press Freedom Day, we asked reporters to talk about their  experiences. They are just a few of the many media workers worldwide who are fighting for media freedom and the right to access information. We call them heroes because they show how courage, creativity and perseverance can change a society.