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.
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.
Media Viability: Tackling Big Tech
By Michael Pavičić Introduction 2020, and 2021 thus far, have proven to […]
Covid-19 and challenges to media viability and to access information
By Nino Japarashvili Media Viability in Europe amid COVID-19 Media freedom and […]
How to do a country gender analysis?
By Saskia Nijhof Free Press Unlimited takes part in a media coalition […]
Independent Media Resisting Shrinking Civic Space in Europe
By Tim Schoot Uiterkamp On Wednesday the 12th of May, Free Press […]
‘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 […]