Governments can play an important role in enabling independent professional journalism -- by protecting journalists’ rights and freedom to do their job safely, by directly or indirectly supporting investment in journalism, and by investing in research, training, or technological development. At the same time, governments present one of the most important threats to independent journalism across the world. This panel will focus on how governments have (or haven’t) delivered on the commitments and pledges they have made to support journalism -- and how they can do so without threatening journalism's independence.