July 15, 2021

Civil society data on safety of journalists neglected by UN member states

In cooperation with local partners, FPU published reports that highlight quality civil society efforts to monitor infringements on the safety of journalists and public access to information. This blogpost explains the rationale for this research project, and the VNR procedure.

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June 1, 2021

Threats to Women Journalists in Q1 of 2021

Recently, the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) published its first quarterly report of this year, which presents an image of the threats that women journalists around the world faced between January to April 2021. This post highlights the main findings of this report.

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May 18, 2021

Media Viability: Tackling Big Tech

By Michael Pavičić Introduction 2020, and 2021 thus far, have proven to […]

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May 17, 2021

Covid-19 and challenges to media viability and to access information

By Nino Japarashvili Media Viability in Europe amid COVID-19 Media freedom and […]

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May 17, 2021

How to do a country gender analysis?

By Saskia Nijhof Free Press Unlimited takes part in a media coalition […]

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May 17, 2021

Independent Media Resisting Shrinking Civic Space in Europe

By Tim Schoot Uiterkamp On Wednesday the 12th of May, Free Press […]

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April 30, 2021

‘Wanted! Real action for media freedom in Europe’: report by the Safety of Journalists Platform

Every year, the Safety of Journalists Platform of the Council of Europe publishes an annual report drawing on the alerts raised on the Platform and related evidence. This post highlights the key developments mentioned in the report.

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February 3, 2021

Safety trainings: looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021

In December 2020 the ACOS Alliance Annual Safety Coordination meeting took place. Safety trainings was among the topics that were discussed. During the meeting, the participants both looked back on 2020, and looked forward to 2021, in relation to the provision of safety trainings.

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February 2, 2021

Free Press Unlimited’s recipe for a media-driven approach to Media Literacy

Last summer, Free Press Unlimited published research into the media literacy of teenagers in South Africa and Mexico. Since then, we have experimented with several pilots on how to effectively improve media literacy. This has resulted in a method with proven effectiveness and a set of principles for a ‘media-driven approach to media literacy’.

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January 4, 2021

Regional session World Press Freedom Day 2020: journalist safety in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia

On 9 December 2020 the regional World Press Freedom Online Conference 2020 took place in Jakarta, Indonesia. As part of this conference, an online closed session took place, entitled ‘Experience Sharing and Solidarity with Journalists on Safety Issues from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia’.

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November 25, 2020

New research: online violence against women journalists spilling into the ‘real world’

This post presents the preliminary findings of the ICFJ-UNESCO survey, published in ‘New Research: Alarming Evidence of Online Attacks on Women Journalists Leading to ‘Real World’ Violence’ on the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

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November 23, 2020

COVID-19, Freedom of Expression and the Rule of Law

As the world continues to grapple with new waves of COVID-19, some […]

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