Intensified Attacks, New Defences: Developments in the Fight to Protect Journalists and End Impunity

This report covers the period 2014-2018.1 It assesses trends in the safety of journalists and media professionals around the world and provides an update on the status of journalist killings, based on condemnations issued by the Director-General and recorded in the UNESCO Observatory of Killed Journalists.

Key findings include the rise in the number of journalist killings and other attacks, as well as the continued trend of widespread impunity. The report highlights the changing nature of violence against journalists, with more and more journalists being killed outside of conflict areas, and the growing prevalence of threats and harassment in the online sphere. It also highlights the specific risks being faced by women journalists, including online where they are disproportionately targeted by harassment and abuse.

Year Country Author Type
2019 Global UNESCO report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
impunity, journalist safety Download/link