‘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.
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.
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’.
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’.
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.
COVID-19, Freedom of Expression and the Rule of Law
As the world continues to grapple with new waves of COVID-19, some […]
New publication: Income Models for Independent Media in Difficult Contexts
Free Press Unlimited published the report Income Models of Independent Media in […]
2 November: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
2 November marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Key findings of the 2020 Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity were published, showing that impunity for violent crimes against media professionals still prevails with an impunity rate of 87 percent in 2020.
45th UN Human Rights Council: outcomes on the safety of journalists
From 14 September – 7 October the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council took place. One of the thematic issues that was discussed and one of the 35 resolutions that was adopted, was on the safety of journalists.
New publication: Good for business or the right thing to do? – Promoting gender equality in the workplace of media outlets
Free Press Unlimited published a new report, exploring what motivates managers of news outlets around the world to promote gender equality in the workplace, as well as the strategies that managers use to implement their commitment to gender equality and the results of these efforts.
COVID-19: Advocacy calls and resources
We have grave concerns about the effects of emergency measures taken by governments in the fight against COVID-19 on the ability of independent media and journalists to do their job and the ensuing effects on people’s access to information.
Knowledge sharing platform
Free Press Unlimited has set up a global knowledge sharing platform for all its media partners in four different languages. The purpose of the platform is to exchange challenges, experiences, resources and solutions related to the COVID-19 crisis.