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Survey on the safety of environmental journalists

Status: Closed

Organisation: UNESCO

Deadline: 28/03/2024

Location: Online

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have launched a survey on the safety of environmental journalists.

The study will assess the state of the safety of environmental journalists reporting on the environment globally and how effective are the measures currently in place to address the issue.

It forms part of a study of the safety of environmental journalists commissioned by UNESCO to:

  • Help map the breadth of the problem internationally; aid understanding of the vectors, modes and characteristics of its various manifestations around the world;
  • Note the intersectional factors (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender identity) and impacts;
  • Assess the efficacy of existing attempts to address the crisis;
  • And inform a wider research piece of UNESCO on the safety of environmental journalists, and consider for any recommendation that will be shared with UNESCO Member States, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders to enable more effective attempts at countering the problem.

The results of the survey on the safety of environmental journalists will be presented during World Press Freedom Day, which will be celebrated on May 3, in Santiago, Chile.

Participation Guidelines

To participate in this survey, please click here.

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