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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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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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 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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April 7, 2020

Safe and responsible reporting on COVID-19

In the light of the COVID-19 crisis, this page provides an overview of resources for journalists who are covering COVID-19: information on how to report responsibly, and how to take care of one’s well-being during this crisis.

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