We are openly calling on you, personally, as a member of the news media, to immediately begin an in-depth journalistic investigation into the policies and agendas behind the COVID-19 mitigation measures.
It is our conviction, which is supported by a growing number of court judgements from across Europe in recent weeks, that there has been a great deal of mismanagement of the crisis, government overreach, and blatant, unjustified infringement of numerous human rights.
There has also been a clear indication, again supported by these judgements, as well as international studies, that statistics have been skewed and medical procedures relating to diagnosis, treatment, and classification of persons either infected with or succumbing to COVID-19, have been shown to lack proper scientific foundations.
This has led to gross misinformation on the part of the public health sector that has not been properly investigated by the news media. You are the ultimate watchdog over government practices, policies, and overreach. It is up to you to report on violations of human rights laws and keep the powers granted to the state in check by informing the public of the importance of issues with factual and unbiased context.
We cannot assume that we are safe from government overreach just because we live(d?) in a democratic country. After all, we are seeing one of the worst examples of human rights violations in history being played out before our eyes against an innocent and trusting citizenry frightened into compliance and silence. This can only happen when the news media fails in its historical role to inform about the facts but instead becomes an agent of propaganda for power.
Everyone expects journalists to be guardians of civil society and investigators that hold public officials to account through tough questions, factual contextual reporting, while also giving equal objective coverage to the legal, medical, and scientific communities who question state narratives—be they related to COVID-19 mitigation or some other debacle.