Latest Events on Journalist Safety and Impunity

International news providers adjust to reporting in a polarized global environment

  The Covid-19 driven economic slowdown and lockdown restrictions transformed the way journalists work while forcing many news organisations to downsize. Although consumers need news now more than ever, advertisers are cutting budgets forcing numerous local stations to downsize, digital media companies to furlough staff, and global news providers to adjust their cross-border operations. “The […]

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Maria Ressa: Social media being weaponized to discredit journalists online

  Over the last few years, autocratic leaders around the world have begun perfecting techniques of weaponizing social media to discredit critical journalists online, according to Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, who was speaking at the International Press Institute’s (IPI) virtual World Congress 2020 today. “Authoritarian governments are consolidating power by weaponizing social media and the […]

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Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests (7 July 2020)

Reporting safely and with clarity: Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests Following the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests against institutionalized racism, American journalists have been called to witness a turning point in the country’s history. It’s forced a real-time debate about how journalists mesh their craft and moral obligations with […]

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Freedom of Expression, Media and Information: SHDM II (June 22-23, 2020)

The second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on Freedom of Expression, Media and Information took place on 22-23 June 2020 (online). The meeting was organized by the Albanian OSCE Chairmanship with the support of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).   Representatives of OSCE participating […]

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