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UK newsrooms increase efforts to tackle online harassment

Newsrooms in the UK have increasingly adopted measures to addressing the online harassment of journalists, according to a new International Press Institute (IPI) report today. These measures include step-by-step newsroom guidelines for preventing and reacting to online harassment; formal and informal peer support; trauma risk management and mental health first aid; guidelines for using social […]

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Report: Urgent action needed to protect press freedom in Europe

Press freedom in Europe is more fragile now than at any time since the end of the Cold War. That is the alarming conclusion of a report launched today by the 12 partner organizations of the Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of Journalism and safety of journalists. The report, “Democracy at Risk”, […]

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Finland sets precedent in sentencing journalists’ harassers

Despite working in a country that routinely tops press freedom rankings, Finnish journalists increasingly face a new threat to press freedom: online harassment. And until recently in the country, harassment campaigns against journalists had largely gone unpunished. The year 2018, however, saw a positive shift, with courts handing down convictions for abusive online attacks and […]

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2018: A Dark Year for Press Freedom

Around the world press freedom faced a litany of attacks in 2018, as political leaders unwilling to accept scrutiny increasingly jail, prosecute or undermine the credibility of critical journalists. As many as 78 journalists were killed in 2018, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, as scores of murders in previous years remain […]

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