The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has recently launched the second season of its podcast The Backstory: A Media Freedom Podcast. The second season will be entirely devoted to examining in-depth the many facets of the conversation around the safety of journalists. The Backstory attempts to raise some of the fundamental aspects of the safety conversation to its global listeners.
According to UNESCO, 82 journalists and media workers have been killed globally in 2018 to date. On average, 90% of crimes against journalists go unpunished.
Deadline: 30 September
The ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence programme was designed as a temporary shelter for journalists who face harassment and intimidation as a direct result of their work.
On 27 March the EU Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the Report on media pluralism and media freedom in the EU. The report includes a motion for a European Parliament Resolution, which focuses on the relationship between media pluralism, freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age.
The call is directed at the European Commission suggesting that in addition to condemning the recent killings of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and Daphne Caruana Galizia and calling upon authorities to address them on the national level the Commission should come up with better ways to protect journalists and journalism on the EU level.
“Defending Journalism”, a new global study by International Media Support (IMS), analyses the efforts to safeguard journalists in seven countries where environments of conflict and instability challenges the ability of journalists to produce good, in-depth journalism.