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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November 10, 2020

New publication: Income Models for Independent Media in Difficult Contexts

Free Press Unlimited published the report Income Models of Independent Media in […]

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November 3, 2020

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.

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October 22, 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.

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August 5, 2020

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.

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April 24, 2020

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.

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April 17, 2020

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.

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April 17, 2020

Invitation to participate in our COVID-19 campaign

In the run-up to World Press Freedom Day (3rd May) we want to emphasise the importance of reliable information during the COVID-19 crisis. Please join us in the campaign TOGETHER FOR RELIABLE INFORMATION.

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