Especially in a pandemic, scientific expertise is particularly important - as is objective, factual reporting! The FHI therefore supports the call for more objectivity in crisis situations issued by the Alliance of Science Organisations on 6 December. The background to this is the report in the BILD newspaper on 4 December about scientists ("The lockdown makers" / "Trio of experts gives us frustration for the holidays"). In the meantime, the German Press Council has initiated proceedings against the newspaper. On 28 January, a first public discussion between BILD Zeitung and scientists about this issue is planned.