All around the world, the local news organisations that report on municipal and regional governments are in decline. What does this mean for democracy?
In the first installment of the Global Journalist series with the Index on Censorship magazine, a look at news deserts in the U.S., silent zones in Mexico and a poll measuring the confidence of British journalists in their ability to hold the powerful to account.
Joining the programme:
For Global Journalist:
Assistant producers: Seth Bodine, Lara Cumming, Michelle Stoddart
Supervising producer: Edom Kassaye
Visual editor: Megan Smaltz